Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Ricola's Quilt

This was so easy to make. No complicated piecing, just cutting and sticking. I enjoyed doing all the blanket stitching around the flowery fabric shapes. It has been tacked together in its sandwich and the binding put on. I am quilting heart shapes in the blank squares and plan to have it completed by 9th March when Ricola reaches the grand age of 15.

Star Quilt Top Finished

The top has been pieced together now. I have ironed it and hung it up ready for sandwiching together. Putting that off as it's such a big job.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Underfoot ? Who ? Me ?

Completely oblivious to how difficult he's making it for Stanford to reach the kettle ! If pushed with a foot he doesn't move either - makes a very good floor polisher.

Last Minute Stocking

Couldn't find the stocking for daughter #2 from last year - must be somewhere in the attic along with the advent calendar which has not surfaced this year either.
Quickly put this one together so she's not left out of the system...

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Star Quilt Next Stage

I have cut out all the rectangles to go between the star blocks and am now piecing it all together. Nice to be at the stage where it feels like it will one day be a quilt.

The spaniel is my little helper Lyra who nicks my seat as soon as I get up to take some photographs !

Button and Beads Bag

When I went to a quilt festival for fabric and pins I somehow ended up buying a bag pattern too. Instead of lots of tiny buttons I put on clusters of seed beads for the flower heads.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Christmas Decorations

Made all these decorations to sell to raise funds for daughters' school but the turn out at the sale was appalling so have them all for our tree!
Have a whole box of them.