You may remember that I joined the Alison Glass Stitch Club a little while ago.
It comes as a magazine-style information and project newsletter, filled with beautiful photographs, lots of articles, additional resources to explore, and well laid out details for the project. It’s a joy just to read, again and again.
June’s project deals with Kantha Stitching and I loved the look of a little bag in the newsletter, but me being me, decided to make it just that bit bigger.
I chose some fabrics from my fabric library
ordered these boxes
which contain deliciously coloured threads
chosen by Alison from the Wonderfil range
I cut and stitched together the fabrics, making up the pattern as I went along based purely on the size of the fabric pieces, ditching some and selecting others if they were too small (or I’d cut into them for a previous project!), then choosing a backing and my piece which is 40″ x 60″ was ready to be basted
It fits nicely across the width of a fabric (one of the reasons for keeping it 40″ wide)
and these threads look so good with it
then, following the instructions, it was time to start to Kantha…….
I’ve just picked it up again in the last couple of days, and am now filling in between the initial lines of quilting that I’d already done
It has such a lovely textural look and feel, and being just the top and backing (no wadding) the needle runs through it very easily so it’s quick stitching. Must admit I have cheated a little and have been ruling lines with my Hera Marker; might be brave and go solo for the next rows. Wish me luck!
This obviously won’t be finished by the end of the month, but as Alison says, it’s the journey as much as the finish.
The next issue is out and this time it’s Sashiko…….