I recently ordered some gorgeous vintage sheet squares from Little Tea Wagon to make a rainbow quilt for an impending arrival. I was so inspired by the bright colours I had to get started straight away and managed to get it almost finished other than the binding!
I love the way the diagonal lines make the squares look more professional and "finished", something I hadn't tried before. I used some fleecey jumper fabric rom my stash as wadding and a gorgeous soft floral piece of flannelette fabric I picked up new at an op shop ages ago. With the soft vintage sheets and the soft backing it is super tactile and I think it will be a perfect baby blanket.
Luckily I have some squares left as The Munchkin has requested one too :)
How sweet is the postcard that came with my order! A little bit of washi tape and it has prettied up my sewing machine nicely :)
I don't think I'll ever get tired of those gorgeous vintage sheet colours!
Another little project I am working on for a friend is some block crayon holders. She had chosen the beautiful bright rainbow fabric and felt and gave me a brief for the design.
It folds in half like a book and then can be hung on a hook for storage. Mr HMH suggested adding something to stiffen it so it didn't flop open. I upcycled the plastic bases from those green supermarket bags we all have too many of and trimmed them to fit and they have worked really well. I was surprised that I was able to sew through it with my machine to anchor it in place.
I am really happy with how it turned out and have two to go which will be easier now I have done the first one and know what I'm doing :)
Stockmar block crayons are available online from a the gorgeous Tasmanian online shop Spiral Garden :)
Creatively yours, Allana xxx