Tuesday, 21 June 2011
SimJaTa Explores a new skill
RAGGY EDGE QUILTING
Inspired by one of the Folksy Seller "Old Friendship Crafts" who I will show you later - how it SHOULD be done..
I set out to finally, after a long time of wishing to try, make a start. I think it may well need a bit more practice dont you? Sure is time consuming to begin with, if (which of course it isnt) this bag had proved good enough to sell for the hours I spent creating it would have cost over £50!!!
I began, as shown in the pictures by sorting out my fabrics and squares, then put them all together in something that resembled a bag and chopped up all the seams - before wash I was not so impressed. The last picture of the bag having been washed, shook, and tumble dried as you see is not much better. Luckily I have had some expert help since and I am already half way through bag number 2 that just 'has' to be better doesnt it?
Oh, as you can see mistake number one was using four squares across - should be 3 or 5 so there is a centre to attatch the fastener. I wont go into the rest of the errors or we will be here all night...
Many thanks to the lovely Jane at "Old Frienship Crafts" who has given me plenty of guidence on how to get things right. So much so she well deserves a mention and highlight of her shop so you can see how the experts do it, and what can be achieved. If you click on the picture you can be taken for further details and to take a look at the rest of her lovely items.
Here is one simply stunning cushion
and here is the item that inspired me to start, one fantastic quilt
Do we think I will ever get to be that good? plenty more practice needed me thinks, but like everything else also needed is more hours in the day, so once I manage to complete the next bag that will be it for a few days or so while I concentrate on what I can do well and make up some more themed bags.
Must say though, I have really enjoyed the challenge and wont be giving up just yet.
~Bags of Swank by SimJaTa~