Tuesday, 16 October 2012


Hi all :)

I'm very busy sewing at the moment. A fair amount of real life is going on too, so things are quite full-on! But anyway, this post is about my Mouthy Stitches progress. You may remember that a long time ago I was planning to try out sparkle punch on a cushion. That never happened - there were too many other projests with deadlines! So I was excited to give the pattern  a go on a project that would have to be completed on time...

My original plan was just to have a diagonal line of rainbow stars, so to make sure 7 would fit I made tiny little ones. I then re-read my partner's likes and thought she'd actually like more colour, so full on sparkle punch would be better. Unfortunately with the size I'd picked, that would have driven me absolutely crazy - so much work! So Sparkle Punch Light was born.

As you can see, I've spaced out the stars to save my sanity! There was still a lot of work to do though, so I was forced into learning to chain-piece. This is where you sew two pieces of fabric together, and then keep sewing onto the next two. I'd tried it once and failed, but with the help of a youtube video, I managed it!

So pretty!

After the front of the bag, I moved onto the back. Hoping my partner will like the colour choices:

Finally, the lining. The shop didn't have enough dragonfly fabric left, so I found a similar turqouise (part of Just Wing It by Momo). The pieced side of the lining (turquoise with a pink strip) looks far more sickly-sweet than it did in my imagination, so I think I might re-do it. The plain turqouise looks fine :)

One last thing to show you up close - the handles. I really love these! I've been looking forward to trying some hand-stitching like this for a while, and I'm loving the way it looks.

Next up, quilting and then bag construction. Wish me luck!

I'll be linking up to WIP Wedesday tomorrow :)


  1. it's going to be a corker Emma. I remember how lo-o-o-o-ong it took to make the blocks for my sparkler so I think you were wise to do the lite version. Can't wait to see it done

  2. Very cute! Can't wait to see it all finished!

  3. Too freakin cute Emma! Colours are lovely and the different sized stars on the back are perfect. Your partner will love, love, love it. :)

  4. Look lovely so far! The colours are gorgeous - plus lots of fab details!

  5. your quilt is going to be darling! I can hardly wait to see it. thanks for sharing.

  6. I love these little stars. Great job with the fabric choices - they make them really stand out. I found you at Lily's - and now I'm following you.