Sunday, 30 October 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring Street

Here's my quilt and its story for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.

It is the first quilt I made and has now got me hooked. It's made using the simple disappearing nine patch design which turns out looking really impressive. I cut if mostly from the Spring Street Collection by Carolyn Gavin and adding in a few solids of my own. 

I chose this design after much trawling on the internet for inspiration. I really wanted to see what other people had done with this fabric. But I couldn't find a single quilt made with it. Therefore I had to create my own design. I couldn't bear to cut into the pretty picture so I fussy cut the house and framed it like a picture.

I kept the quilting nice and simple, quilting in the ditch but in a diagonal design. I am delighted with how it all turned out. 

The quilt was for my niece who was born just last month. I made it before she was born so used neutral colours for a boy or a girl. I hope she has many years of enjoyment snuggled up under it.

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Friday, 28 October 2011

My first post

First time blogging. This is not about my life, my opinions or my hopes and dreams. I am not intending to achieve world peace. It's just a sewing blog. When I started quilting earlier this year my biggest help was pictures of what others had made. So now I will post what I have made. Hopefully these photos will inspire you in your crafty endeavours. I thought I would start my showing you a photo of some really cute fabric bought from my local shop - who doesn't like looking at all that lovely material?! And best yet - they were all half price. I don't know what I will make yet or what else to add to this bundle but am open to suggestions.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Work in progress

I took some pictures of my latest WIP. This baby quilt may be going to a friend - depends whether she has a boy or girl!

This was my first attempt to stipple a whole quilt. It is still a bit jaggedy but overall looks ok. Now that's done i've come to a bit of an impasse with which colour to bind this with. As always, open to suggestions.

One last thing apt to the title of this post. My whole blog design is a WIP. Hopefully over the next few weeks I will get to grips with how to use blogger and produce something much more pleasant to view.


I wanted to show you two cushions that I completed earlier in the year. They were my first patchwork projects so the quilting is simple in the ditch. For anyone starting out cushions are the perfect projects as they can usually be stitched in a day. The hen appliqué came from a patchwork book. The houses cushion design came about by fussy cutting the material.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Little penguin mini quilt

Finished my first attempt at a mini quilt. Hopefully this will be the first of a series of cute animal pictures.