Sunday, 19 December 2010

Boy baby bunting

adapted from here.  thanks for the idea, a pretty cool life.  i have adapted to make pointier bunting and prime colours - with a dark blue background so it can be used as a stroller blanket and hopefully not show the grime.

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Monday, 13 December 2010

2 baskets

The first 2 of many - Thanks to this tutorial from Pink Penguin

Be warned ---very addictive!!
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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

quilt back made

finally decided on a straight forward striped back for this quilt - using the colours from the front and keeping simple geometric lines -  and have started quilting with a stipple in brown thread ( which is soft compared to the straight lines of the fabric piecing- fairly pleased with it so far.
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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

the great unpicking continues

this is the back of the zig zag quilt - i tried a new machine quilting pattern but i cannot cope with the creases...why are we so self critical?!  anyway i've been unpicking little stitch by little tiny stich for weeks!!
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Monday, 1 November 2010

design process

initial design phase -

setting up excel for strips that are 6.5" x 2.5"

 i started with the idea of a 'railfence' zigzag
and noticed that using the brown fabric in the middle created a shadow effect

then a bit more tweaking and i noticed if i changed the pattern it looked more like weaving

 the final choice was to change from blue to red - which i thought harmonised the colours ( the computer doesnt really reflect the true colours of my fabrics)

joined the strips and cut to 6.5" squares
and joined 10x12 squares
the hardest part was aligning all the points - but i'm pleased with the results

.....still no decision on the back ...just a few ideas kicking about.......

Saturday, 30 October 2010

shadow quilt

what is it with the zig zags - i'm hooked

liking how this turned out .. it reminds me of my candy wrapper purses

 once again though , what to do with the back?
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Monday, 18 October 2010

cherry basket

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and the back

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and the label

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Saturday, 16 October 2010

Fabric bowls

been making fabric bowls - from here - really enjoyable!!  already somewhere to keep my keys and change

Sunday, 3 October 2010

basket weave


new quilt top - not yet unpicked my zig zag machine quilting - but starting on the next quilt what to do for the back?
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Friday, 17 September 2010

quilt top assembled

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anyone for cheese and onion ...... candy wrapper purse?

Walkers .. of course....

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another handy crisp wrapper purse ...(aka candy wrapper purse)

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Naming of Quilts..

i've decided to call this quilt 'morning glory'

it reminds me of the climbing plant with shades of blue flowers - and the long quilting between the 'coin stacks' are akin to winding stems of leaves and flowers

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Fabric choices ....decisions, decisions

i've been looking at this Zig-Zag Quilt " for ages and then today suddenly felt inspired. i forgot how happy i feel when i get into the groove!!

step 1 - picking the fabric and toning colours - i decided on a red/orange/green theme as i wanted to use a chocolate background

Step 2 - picking the order of the zig zag colours

various ways - straight forward rainbow graduation to random

in the end i went for red in the middle and threw in vibrant green - just what took my fancy - and i'm really happy with the result

its just reminded me of my candy wrapper purses! - im obviously obsessed with zig zags!

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

favourite stitches

finished this quilt a couple of months ago

from my blue period - close up of some of the sample stitches/quilting

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i used some of the fabric to inspire the pattern of stitch

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

liking the colours

small zip purse


time to spare ..playing with fabric
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Addition


enjoying the quilts.....

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