22 October 2014

CraftiHub

It feels like such a long time since I did anything with CraftiHub, and it has been, to be fair. It's been nearly ten months, but now I'm up and running again. Such a lot has happened and time has flown, but I would like to make CraftiHub work.

So please head on over to CraftiHub.wordpress.com and view my latest post on Knitted Knockers UK.

19 October 2014

Colourful quilt top

You might remember that a month or two ago I went to the Festival of Quilts, and purchased a couple of layer cakes of beautiful Moda fabrics. I worked on making a quilt with them for a little while, then got scared of ruining it and put it away for a few weeks. Then I got Quilt Me! by Jane Brocket from the library and learned a few things that made me less scared (for example, you can stretch cotton a bit if your piecing isn't perfect and doesn't quite match up), and felt inspired to keep working on it.


Here is the top in all its (slighting over saturated) glory. I had a lot of help from the lovely lady in the local craft shop, Scissor Stitch, in picking out the border fabric. I chose a green because I wanted to keep it light an airy (a dark purple had been a close second choice) and because it was the least overpowering colour in the quilt, it also picks up all the other greens in the other coloured patches nicely. 

I already have some ideas for the backing and the binding, though nothing set in stone, and I am still at a loss as how to quilt it. I am really welcome to hear any thoughts you might have. 

14 October 2014

Christmas Robin



Sometimes I get an idea stuck in my head and I have to make it. That's what happened with this robin, I had been messing around with little appliquéd birds and then I thought I could make a big version. He is machine appliquéd and quilted, measuring about 16.5"x16". Here's a close up of the quilting:


I think the photos don't quite do him justice, he looks much nicer in real life.

12 October 2014

Princess Bubblegum



A year or so ago I embroidered Finn and Jake from Adventure Time. Since then I've been wanting to embroidery Princess Bubblegum and Lady Rainicorn. So here's PB, maybe Lady will happen soon!

28 September 2014

Mini Mosaic Finish

A little while ago I showed you the beginning of a mini mosaic quilt I did while at the Festival of Quilts. I finished it a month or so ago, but I forgot to blog about it, so here it is!


I sewed it all together, backed it with some plain calico and added some very simple (and a bit wonky!) quilting, and bound it with red cotton for use as a mug rug.

It was a pretty simple process and I love how sharp it made all the points turn out.