Son of Isfahan

I couldn’t resist making this. I know, I know, two quilts waiting to be finished. But it’s so cute – and useful!

Sewing kit: inside

Sewing kit: inside

Outside, and my favourite button finally finds a home

Outside, and my favourite button finally finds a home



I had a nice lot of scraps left over from Isfahan, even with keeping back enough to make the scrappy binding. The fabrics are such gorgeous rich colours, I couldn’t see myself throwing them out or banishing them to the many boxes of scraps in my cupboards. And I’m going to be doing a lot of travelling soon. So…. I made myself something pretty and useful and small enough for hand luggage. The little scissors will have to come out when I fly, but I have weeny snips and thread cutters, so that’s not a problem. And finally I have a home for that beautiful button, an antique in brass and turquoise chips which has been sitting in my sewing box for nearly all my life, ‘too good’ to use.

I should have been cutting batting and backing fleece for Isfahan. Or down at the craft shop, picking tapestry wool that matches the fleece to make the ties for the quilt. Yes, I’ve decided on ties. I want the plush warmth of fleece backing to keep Pa’s old bones warm, and machine stitching will almost certainly make ugly tucks and folds in the fleece, even with the walking foot. I’ll make the knots on the back, the fleece side, and fluff the wool ends so it’ll have a nice little woolly tuft on a 3″ grid all over the back.

It’s been a really good day. I had a lovely long gossip with my oldest friend on the other side of the world, thanks to the miracle of Skype. I made myself this dinky little sewing kit, and I’ve received an unexpected gift thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger. And it’s not over yet!

More tomorrow.


12 thoughts on “Son of Isfahan

  1. Kirsten says:

    Very cute! I’ve been toying with the idea of making something similar for all my crochet hooks. At the moment they live in an empty jam jar.

    PS – I think this weekend will be the weekend for putting in the zips! I’m nearly there . . .

    • katechiconi says:

      You can do it! I can’t wait to see the jacket. Are you going to model it for the photo? You know, moody look, too much make up, unnatural pose with hips thrust out…?

      • Kirsten says:

        Ha! Those are good tips! I am going to try modelling it – I keep trying to come up with ways to not show my face (I am convinced that I take the worse photo ever). At the moment I am thinking of putting all my hair over my face, you know, like Cousin It!

      • katechiconi says:

        Now that I’d pay to see… How about profile, head forward so your hair swings forward to hide everything except the tip of your nose? Chopping your own head off in the photo really will look like bad photography.

      • Kirsten says:

        I’ll do one like that just for you! No, cutting my head off will not look very ‘professional’. I’m just going to have to get creative.

  2. dayphoto says:

    But you know something, once a stranger, then a stranger never more!!

    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  3. Oooh, that’s adorable.

  4. […] in some of the fabrics. I’m talking about the same fabric I used as background in the Son of Isfahan post. I’m wavering… What do you think? Turquoise or a scrappy binding from leftovers of all […]

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