9 April 2016

Little Piggy

I made this little piggy for my boyfriend, because he likes pigs! The pattern is from Sew Fresh Quilts, and was quite easy to make.

7 April 2016

An Improv-ish Quilt

This is my latest quilt. I call it an Improv-ish Quilt because I don't really know what else to call it. I don't think it's truly improv, but I took a lot of freedom in making it.

The smaller strips of fabric came from a scrap bag I bought at the Festival of Quilts, and I knew they had to go with the orange fabric which was a bargain from the Birmingham Markets.

The backing fabric came from Ikea and it was quilted using Cotty cotton thread in Pot Pourri.

14 March 2016

Flower Garden Mini Quilt

This is a very small quilt I made to try out some free motion quilting. I had fun doing this and tried very hard to not be too worried about making mistakes.

11 March 2016

Hoooked Gifraffe

 The lovely giraffe comes from another kit, this time from Hoooked. The pattern was very good and quite simple, the body and head of the giraffe are crocheted as one piece which means there's no difficulty with attaching the head later.

I did however find the Eco Barbante yarn very hard to work with. Especially with the bamboo hook provided it was very tough on the hands.

But the outcome is very pleasing!

8 March 2016

Button Quilt

Here's a small quilt I made a little while ago. It's a very simple quilt made from one fat quarter bundle of spotty fabrics and a bit of left over pink from some cheap cotton I picked up at the market.

I decided to have a go at tying a quilt, and did this with some colourful buttons. I love the way it turned out and it was very quick to finish. It's only a small quilt, but it's perfect for over my lap when I'm watching TV.