Happy St David’s Day. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus
Last year it was all about the knitting and my St David’s Day make was knitted daffodils. This year it’s all about sewing and in particular my new (and needing much practice) skill of foundation piecing. I found the daffodil pattern on Piece by Number in the free patterns section. Maybe one day I’ll be able to create my own but for now its enough of a challenge to actually follow one. False starts are a feature and the seam ripper is overworked. Making 4 the same did at least give me a fighting chance of getting it right in the end. I found the sashing fabric in the Aladdin’s cave that is Calico Kate in Lampeter (two new rooms since my last visit!)
Time to let my lovely new toy come into its own to quilt the sashing.
I chose a simple greek key and a loopy egg stitch and let it work its magic. Doesn’t it look perfect!
What joy to just let the Pfaff sew – unlike bird’s nest back I got when I started sewing the vermicelli on the block backgrounds without help from the machine!
A bit more unpicking then start again, this time with more success and much, much improved on my free motion quilting of a year ago.