Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Crazy Quilt

For the last few weeks I have doing a course with Kathy from        http://www.shawkl.com/


This is the end result I love it and loved every step of the way.

I think that she will be doing a beginners course again in October. If you want to learn about how to do Crazy Quilts then I highly recommend it, best bit it is FREE. 
I learnt so much and she took us through the stages step by step. From colour, design, stitches, how to combine them and how to bring the whole quilt together.
It is soooooooooo worth it. It has even taught me how to look at my ordinary Quilts with design and colour. 





Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Owl buddy

Saw this on another blog, I just had to make it.
If you want to make one go to Shanns blog  and check it out.

The fabric I have had for a long while pocket came from a dress I made in the 60's I say dress I could not believe how short it was. The rest were scraps from when I made my boys Bermuda shorts in the 80's. They choose the fabric from a great fabric shop in Manchester. They were a lot more out going then. 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Fresh start

I have not posted for ages so much has happened that I would not know where to begin. Thought that I would just have a fresh start and show what I have just finished.
 It is a pattern I adapted from jeans diamonds   It was for a diamond wedding anniversary. The original pattern had a white background. The couple I made it for live in a very old cottage and I thought that the white looked to modern. As I am on a use up my stash drive and only having a white sheet for the background I dyed it Pebble beige really pleased with the colour.
Then I had the problem for the backing decided on  a dark cream fleece which was also in my stash. I backstitched their names and dates in the middle squares. Thankfully the couple were thrilled.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Molly's Quilt

This is my latest quilt, a birthday gift for my Granddaughter who was 5 today. I quilted it onto pink fleece, I have learnt that my grandchildren love there quilts and they get very grubby and are washed frequently. The fleece washes so well and dries a lot quicker so much more practical for them.
Molly on her quilt  



close up  





I use exploding pineapple and the pink center and the pink with the flowers I bought in Paris the butterfly fabric came from the market in Faversham.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Two lap quilts


I have made two lap quilts for a family that I used to live next door to.
First one is for Mabel who is 3 years old.
Quick variation on a Pineapple made into a 9 patch. 

Close up with pooh in the middle

Mickey and Milly fleece with label  





disappering nine patch
Made into a quillow (quilt that folds into a pillow)

Label I thought I should add Poppy my dog     
 This second quilt is for Mabel's Mum and Dad. I added Poppy on the label as she misses my neigbours and no matter how I try I could not keep it clean of dog hairs.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

CQJP 2013

CQJP October, November and December.
Well I got there by the skin of my teeth. One day to go.

October has a lots of different buttonhole variations of stitches.
October     
November close up







November
December
 November I started with a base of herringbone with other stitches added to make pattens.
December I started with running stitches, then different weaving stitches not sure if they have names. 

  My life is about to change all over again moving back to Cornwall in the middle of January will tell more when I have moved.

I wish you all a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

September CQJP 2013

I finished this weeks ago just not found the time to post. Slipping behind a bit.

close up

close up 2
 I used the stitches from Pintangle Tast link here 
Fishbone stitch, open fishbone, closed feather, Spanish knotted feather, coral stitch, fancy hemstitch, and wrapped coral.