I decided to try a Byannie pattern, a bag with lots of pockets for my quilting workshops.
It was a lot more involved than I thought , definitely not a weekend project. It was the first time I had sewn with mesh or plastic, but they are great materials for making pockets. You can see all your bits and pieces easily.
It was challenging and tricky in parts, but I am really happy with the finished bag.
In 2005 we lived in Geneva and our children attended the International School. One of my daughter’s closest friends stayed with us for a few months so she could complete her International Baccalaureate. As a thank you gift she gave me a beautiful delft plate. This was the inspiration for my latest project, ’Memories of Alex’. I love how all the beautiful shades of blue create depth in the design.
Raw edge machine appliqué was the obvious method to use as all the shapes had many curves and points. All the blue fabric came from my stash, using up those small pieces left over from previous projects. The appliqué pieces were machine sewn using a double blanket stitch in a colour to match the fabric. I then outline quilted the design with a dark blue to highlight features such as the veins in the leaves and petals.
The background is free motion quilted in a cream thread in a pattern that enhances the appliqué and extends the floral design.