Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Well that's January nearly a gonner, think its going to be another quick year. I brought a half jelly rolly of batik fabric back from Florida last year and hadn't a clue what to do with it, for the unitiated that is a a bundle of strips of fabric which are  2 1/2 inches wide and width of fabric long which is usually around 43-43 inches.
I eventually decided to sew them together long wise and then keep going until I had a panel. I then cut 9 in semi circles which i appliqued onto white 12 1/2 squares and then fancy stitched using variagated thread and using the quilt as you go method.I am please with the results as this is my first 'modern' quilt designed by me. I still need to find a tonign fabric for borders and for the backing, at the moment it measures 72 x 72 inches and when its finished will fit a king size bed.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Quilting board has a project of the month for January which is little quilted boxes made from quilted squares, these are so easy and so useful. Here is a couple that I have made they take very little time and can be used for sweets or toiletries. I have a couple on my desk that I use for pens and scissors.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Morning and a belated happy 2014, I haven't blogged for a while, but my resolution for 2014 was to get back into the groove. Apart from Chistmas cards and a few orders mostly I have been sewing and quilting for the past while. I've become totally addicted to patchwork. My first love was always sewing but I was a dressmaker specialising in wedding dresses and got away from that.

Here is a picture of a wall hanging from a Jenny Rayment class I took in November Jenny is an aboslute star and is the doyen of fabric twiddling. Its kind of like origami with fabric and it was totally facinating.
Hopefully I'll be able to post more pictures and keep you updated on my quiltng progress soon, hugs and kisses Norma