Month: May 2018

Monthly sewing update: May 2018

Another month has passed and a lot of creativity has happened in that time! I’ve been very busy preparing fieldwork for my thesis for university, planning a wedding (not my own) and lots of other stuff. For my fieldwork, I plan to go to Kenya for four months in August. My research will be focused on…

Paper piece a rose and experimentation with quilting materials

Let’s start with a bold statement: paper piecing is way easier as patchwork, applique or any other quilting technique. This might be because it’s the first technique my mother taught me, but that is not all (my first block was a paper piece log cabin block). There are some key benefits to paper piecing. Paper piecing…

How to make a rose quilt design

In this post, I show the process of making the quilt out of a pattern I talked about earlier: A rose and experimentation with quilting materials This is a pattern I’ve made for my mother. Prior to this one, I made an owl shoulder bag. That one went well and I got positive feedback so I…

Bring in spring with a patchwork bag

This is a birthday present for my mother’s 55th birthday. Congratulations mom! She requested a bag made of red, yellow and green because it is going to be summer soon and I happily obliged. I love to work with bright colourful fabrics. The plan was to make her a bookbag such as the turtle or punk…