Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My patchwork quilt is taking shape, here is one of the 12" by 12" squares which make up the quilt, I need 42 of these 6 rows across and 7 long which will then have a border of the dark blue material used in the centre of each block, so far I have sewn 24 blocks so it is taking shape. The proof of the pudding will be when I add wadding and backing and try to quilt it all together. The fabric is by Fabric Freedom, I had some fat quarters from a craft show and then managed to order more from Lady Sew and Sew.
Today I am off for lunch with my dad, here is a card I made yesterday, I used cream as the base stamped a poppy stamp, 3 times onto white card, coloured with promarkers, repeated this on shrink plastic. cut a mount from green card and then mounted the shrink plastic images on top of the mount. I had forgot about shrink plastic and found a stash when I organised my bits and bobs into new boxes last week. This organisation has been on the cards since before Christmas when my lovely joiner friend John built mirrored wardrobes in my craft room with lots of shelving and now I can lay my hands on everything and remember what I actually have.

Monday, 25 February 2013

learning to blog

I have finally given into peer pressure from Buttonsforbrains and set up a blog, so bear with me as my blog will  hopefully grow and change as I learn. I smashed my kneecap 6 months ago and I am finally in rehab (no not that kind)and my wonderful mother in law has been a tremendeous help so on Saturday I made her a card for Mothers Day. I used some papers from my stash, spellbinders dies papillions and bitsy flowers and a Penny Black Stamp flutterbye. I couloured in my image with Promarkers and used pinflair glue to mount.

I have recently attempted patchwork quilting, I have sewn since I was a child but never attempted quilting,For me first attempt I selected squares and triangles and fabric from fat quarters bought at acraft fair last year. I used 3 aquares on each side and the triangles (4 to make a square) in the middle.I made a travel jewellery role  lined with pink felt and a make up bag for my besties's birthday.