Thursday, May 26, 2016

Daschund Softie

Had to share the latest softie I made with you all. I'm a bit in love with it :) From the floppy ears to the waggy tail he is lovely :) What do you think?

Made using a pattern from Funky Friends Factory

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Quilty Fun with B&C !

I've being having a GREAT time lately collecting fabric! Yep .... I say collecting because I just want to admire it but not cut into it!! One of my favourite designers is Bonnie and Camille and I love every one of their ranges.

My Collection

Lucky to have some Marmalade - my all time fav!

The rest of the colours.

I've decided I should make something from it so I have entered a block swap. This one is an easy one as its my first, but with a twist - it's a low volume block swap - so the majority of the blocks will be in low volume B&C which will make the coloured part stand out really well. And the coloured part has to be a mixture of coloured crosses including pink, yellow, orange, red, green, aqua and navy - so I think I am all set :)

 Here is an example. 

Made by Sheena from Down The Rabbit Hole
My low volume B&C fabrics

I am really looking foward to sharing my blocks with you here, on facebook and on my Instagram so follow me to stay up to date :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Superhero Love!

I just love how these guys came out and they are now on their way to their new owner along with a few other bits and pieces. DO you love them too?

 Cosy boots for winter

 And a beanie or two :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Cutesy Newborn Baby Shoes

Aren't these just the cutest baby shoes ever! Hot of my knitting needles! Check them out here

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Modern 60 Degree Triangle Baby Cot Quilt

This cot quilt has come out so nicely and will be a cosy addition to any nursery! What I love about it is how the colours work so well together - it took me a while to decide which ones talked to each other :) choosing minty green, teal, white, stone and dark grey. 

I also love how I got most of the triangle points! Creating a pointy triangle is very important in the quilting world!!

I quilted both in the ditch and along the seams with a matching standout teal colour thread has made a gorgeous diamond pattern on the back. 

 Isn't the back gorgeous!!
The sweet minty binding completed this quilt <3

There are   6 inch triangles in this quilt.  It is a large cot size quilt measuring 98cm x 124cm. It is made from quilting cotton with a bamboo-cotton mix wadding which is nice and light but cosy.

It is a perfect first cot quilt, or play mat, great in the car or at the park. My quilts are made to be used and loved.You can purchase this one through this link HERE while my website is being upgraded. Paypal accepted :)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Disappearing nine patch in the making

After consulting a lot of people a lot more qualified than myself and checking out piniterest I  have decided that I will make a disappearing nine patch for my quilt. Here arethe fabrics that I just finished cutting up into the 5inch squares. Im quite excited to see the next part coming together

I loving it every time I look at it!!
Id love to see you examples of disappearing none patch quilts for more inspiration so feel free to add them here :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

My First Pieced Quilt

I've being pondering for a while about making another quilt. My first quilt I made was a sampler quilt and its now about 20 years old. But lately I've being seeing all the amazing work at some of the quilt shows and thought I'd like to give it another go......

So the first step was to enlist hubby..........because he is so much better at choosing colours than I am. Isn't that funny!! He reluctantly came with me to the fabric shop, only to find he was the only guy in a shop of about 20 women and we couldn't find anything we liked lol!

So after a lot more thinking and time spent on my pinterest account I decided to look in my stash and found the prettiest Robyn Pandolph (Somerset range I think) fabric which I decided to base my quilt around. I really wanted a vintage, sort of look for this quilt. The recipient - it's a surprise so I can't say who - loves to garden and these colours while being neutral and calming also have a pretty blush of pink (like petals) and greens (like leaves).

So now I have the fabrics chosen but am still without a pattern - probably entirely back to front to what I should be doing :)

I'd love to know what you think of our colour choices and I'll let hubby know if you agree or disagree with him ;) Also hit me with your ideas for pieced, quilt patterns! I'm thinking not too old fashioned but not too modern either. And this is only my second quilt in 20 years so it needs to be fairly simple to put together.

I hope you will join me on my quilting journey. You can follow it on instagram, pinterest and facebook :)