Due to Dad's visit and feeling unwell I haven't really sewn much until today. The only sewing I was able to muster the energy for was to make Mr 6 a new pencil case for school. Of course Mr 4 had to have one too (I made a total rookie mistake of not making one for Miss 2 and have been constantly reminded since!). Mr 6 was happy enough to select his fabrics and head back to the lounge, Mr 4 had his first sewing lesson.
|Lucky boy learning to sew on a Bernina with Aurifil thread! Only the best will do!|
Mr 4 is going through some major jealousy issues. His big brother has started Primary School and will get his photo in the paper. This is a HUGE issue of contention and I felt that a one on one sewing lesson with Mummy might help things a little. You should have seen his face light up when I said he could use my sewing machine!
|Quilting his pencil case.|
So much fun and of course I was secretly imagining him growing up into an amazing designer LOL I know lots of people buy a cheap machine for their kids to learn on but I would really like my kids to learn on a good machine. So for now I will work with them on my Bernina and when they're ready to go solo I'll break out my old girl, a trusty old Husky that is pretty much bullet proof.
|The finished pencil cases. Mr 4 did all of his own quilting with a *little* Mummy help :)|
Today I finally made it back to the sewing machine and started to piece together a wheel quilt as part of the Curves Class at Stitched in Color. Curves Class has finished but I will continue to work on the projects in my own time.
Rachel produced a beautiful wheel quilt and seeing as I have always wanted to make a colour wheel I decided to go with a rainbow themed wheel.
|Just a reminder that it was made in France.|
The segments were entirely pieced from my scraps. Isn't that an awesome feeling? :)
|Aren't these mice the cutest? And using scraps I'm OK with half the Mummy mouse missing. |
Really, I'm OK ;) Not OCD at all LOL
I think I'm going to go with a solid grey background and quilt the heck out of it. Nothing like a little FMQ to raise the spirits! :)
|A favourite scrap from the lovely Ms Midge!|
This little quilt will be a Baptism gift for someone super special. I plan to stitch some meaningful words onto the quilt and would love any suggestions. I have a few ideas (which I won't write here because I think baby's Mum reads my blog) but I'd really appreciate any suggestions you might have. The beautiful babe who will receive this gift is Catholic and I'm happy to go with something biblical or a more modern blessing.
|Even some Liberty scraps slipped in!|
Here's hoping everyone has some colour in their day today :)
I'm linking up with Work In Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced :)