16 April 2012

Latest Projects

I'm very happy to be back today after quite an absent week last week (day jobs got on top of me!) sharing with you all my latest crafty adventures :) First up is this fun tea-cosy, I've had it in my head for a while so it's great to get it finished up! The apple and pear fabric is a Kokka print that I've been hoarding for far too long, yayy so pleased to see it put to good use at last! and the red/white polka dot is an old Timeless Treasures fabric, it's one of my 'go-to' prints that I love using again and again. I really love how it turned out, I think it has a cute kitschy feel to it, which is what I'd hoped for ;) I will be sharing a tutorial on how to make it sometime soon, so check back soon!
If you follow me on Instagram (@messyjesse1) you'll know I've been a busy bee working on my granny sqaure quilt. Today I managed to get it basted, quilted and sorted out my binding :D I've been putting it off for far too long, I was super scared putting it to work on my machine but I think I'm overcoming my original nerves because it's turning out quite nicely. I got to use my extension table for the first time, I love it and it's perfect for a project like this! Do you like my backing fabric and binding choices?? It took much deliberation, as you can imagine! I hope you are all having a great start to the week, speak soon. xo

14 comments:

  1. i love your backing and binding choices! the tea cozy is super cute too!

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  2. The tea cozy is so cute!!! Love your Granny Square blanket!! Can't wait to see it all finished!! Love the binding fabric! Have a great week! ;) xo Heather

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  3. Ooh, it's looking so good, I can't wait for the finish! Love the backing and the binding fabric. Especially the binding fabric, it's gorgeous I bet it's going to look wonderful on it. How exciting!

    :D

    S x

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  4. The tea cosy is adorable! =D

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  5. The binding and backing look perfect to me! Can't wait to see it all done. That tea cozy is too cute, also. :o)
    xo

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  6. I'm so happy the quilting is going along smoothly. It's easy to get discouraged at that point. Although that happy binding fabric is something to keep you at it until the last row is stitched--too cute!

    And your tea cozy is so darling. I think polka dots should be in every stash, no matter what a person's style reflects.

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  7. Your tea cozy is adorable! I love your backing and binding choices. I can't wait to see it all done!

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  8. What a sweet little cozy! So cute. I'm dying to see your GS quilt all done. I think it's my absolute favorite out there. :)

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  9. Love the tea cosy - very bold and bright. Have just bought a crochet roll from your etsy shop - can't wait to receive it! Hopefully I wont lose any more hooks!! x

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  10. Love the tea cosy!! Shame I drink instant coffee ;)
    The quilt looks wonderful, can't wait to see the finish!

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  11. oh, pretty binding! it's going to be great!

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  12. Love the binding you chose! It's dreamy....

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  13. your tea cozy is so sweet!! the fabrics are super cute!!

    i just adore the binding you are using for the granny squares. the back is also so pretty..love the stripes and the floral!!

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  14. Love the binding fabric! I would love to have an extension table but I am not sure there is one available for my Viking... I will jump on to surf that right now. Can't wait to see your finished quilt. :D

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