Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Life is Tweet!

…I mean, sweet!

The latest issue of Inspiring Country Threads magazine landed on my doorstep this morning, it’s the patchwork edition and features my “Life is sweet” sewing-machine cover pattern.

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What do you think?

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I described it to one of my friends as:  “a bird who has swallowed an Ohio block!”

The method is called reverse-applique, and involves attaching a shape behind a cut out rather than stitching to the front.

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It can be found in the newsagent’s now… Vol 14 No 3.  The pattern will be available in PDF format real soon!

Life is sweet magazine

I love the way magazines photograph the projects, they make it look so effortless with their perfectly positioned props.  I thought I’d have a go at an artsy attempt.  The idea was that the shadow of the vines on the back wall would emulate the branches that the bird is sitting on.  Hmm… I think I’ll stick to designing sewing machine covers!!

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I was back in my comfort zone with the colours in this project, they’re right where I’m at!  Do you cover your sewing machine to protect it from dust and keep it pretty?  I’d love to see!

Till next time!

Vikki xo  Smile

ps.  I’m playing around with using a grey font in my blog posts at the moment – do you prefer the grey or pink?  I can’t make up my mind!

12 comments:

Grit said...

This is soooo sweet.
Grit

Gunilla said...

I like it a lot! Lucky sewing machine which can hide underneath :-)
Gunilla in Sweden

margaret said...

A lovely cover for a sewing machine,. I do not think we get the magazine over here but will check with the newsagent.

Sunnybec said...

Hey! Well done you! I love your cover. Hugs xxx

Fiona said...

love it...such a clever idea to make the bird from a block...
Hugz

retdairyqueen said...

it is on my to do list Love it

Tatkis said...

Adorable sewing machine cover! Great idea!
Grey font is fine for me :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Denise SA said...

Adorable I prefer the grey font.

KaHolly said...

Stellar!!! I've been meaning to make one, but never do get around to it!

Marie-Jozé Rikers said...

Nice cover! I do't have a cover yet, I was planning to make one very soon.

Alisha Orlando said...

Oh Vikki, just lovely. The colours and fabrics used are so you. I happen to know that the machine that is underneath is almost too beautiful to cover!
I prefer the grey font by the way.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

It's very nice! I love it :))

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