At the NEC in November I purchased two kits from Cross Patch Patterns one for me was the Beehive sewing bag and for my daughter a small pillow. Well I have to say that I am certainly not impressed with their kits. When I opened up mine I found that I needed a small piece of iron-on wadding yet it had a small piece of iron-on interfacing, so why it couldn't have the wadding who knows. I have in fact purchased two kits from another company and everything that is required to complete the item is supplied. Plus the instructions did leave a lot to be desired and at £19 for the kit I was definately not impressed. I see they do not have the kits on their online shop and to be honest at £6 for the pattern that has pictures and very limited instructions it is a dear item to purchase. But I digress.
Looking at the kit there were ten long pieces of material that needed to be stitched together. I had a look at doing this by hand but after some time and with my hands and fingers suffering I decided to get out my new sewing machine. I sewed the ten pieces together then as per the instructions cut some iron-on wadding on half the length. Then folded in half and stitched down the sides and then turned inside out.
venise lace applique I sewed that on instead and finished the two side pieces with two pretty blue tri-bud venise lace appliques. The lace and the flowers I purchased from Funkie Junkie.
Have to say it took me longer than anticipated but I think if I make another one then it should be made quicker. Now I have a snowman wall hanging quilt kit to make, well I only have twelve months to make it.!!!!
Thank you for looking, and may I wish my readers a Happy New Year in two days time.