I and my sister Nina make a lot of plans. She will retire in about 4 years and we dream to grow my little business and work together!
For now she took three weeks off from her job and we thought we will stitch a lot!
The first week my nephew Alex was sick – we stitched nothing!
The second week Alex went to his home but he left the cold – we stitched almost nothing!
This is the third week and yes, today we managed to sew a little!
It is so cool to have an assistant! “Nina – please do this! Nina – please do that!”
Here is what I made with the argyle panel I showed you a few days ago.
The hardest part was to keep the diamonds in place until I topstitched over them. I tried with glue but none of what I have at home worked.
Nina is a mountain of patience – she basted all the diamonds.
Then I stitched with black thread; I would have loved a thick thread; as I did not have one, I stitched each line twice to give the stitching more definition.
It is lined with a heavyweight fabric.
I love the two-color straps.
I forgot to take a picture, the back is grey with a pocket and a lilac zipper.
Are you interested in a free tutorial for this pattern ? Nina will be here for a few more days and I convinced her to baste other set of diamonds!
Have a great week,