Saturday, 25 June 2011


Thanks, Jackie (Charndon Quilting) for the yummy parcel I received this morning.....

How cute is this little bag!!! Complete with instructions too.
I love this little felt button.
And Jackie has sewn a little buttonhole loop to fasten the bag pockets.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

mug rug monday....

I finished a little mat for my dad for fathers day - but I forgot to take a photo - fortunately I made one for myself!  The one for my Dad had 'motorbike' fabric on the back and my Dad said that it was 7 different types of Harley!  He normally visits Scotland every year for the Scottish Six Days Trial.  But this was about the first year he'd missed in 50 years!  I made mine to remind me of my recent holiday in Scotland with scotty dog tartan on the back that I bought there.

And here is the full photo of the little crazy patchwork heart that I made for my son's wedding anniversary!

I printed out the label and then appliqued it on the back!

And here is my daughter-in-law's latest quilt - I hope she doesn't mind me showing this on here as she doesn't have her own blog.... she's very new to quilting and found this idea on a blog and made it all by herself!

Don't these little books look cute on the wooden shelf?

And for the backing she has found this lovely 'book' fabric!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Japanese Bobble Bag

Here's another Japanese bag with tulip tassels.

Close up of the tassel - cute!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Mug Rug Sunday

I made my first mug rug!  Well actually I finished it on Saturday.  I cut a rectangle of blue and inserted strips of white, then cut the strips of white and inserted strips of red.  It is quilted with sparkly thread and I just had to use the WC fabric on the back!

Detail of the in the ditch quilting with sparkly thread.

I have now quilted the green hanging with green sparkly thread and it looks a whole lot better!  Thanks, Jackie, for the great idea and the use of your green sparkly thread.

On the way home from Embroidery club on Friday night I just had to stop and take some photos.

The sky was quite a lot redder than showed up in this photo - it was also quite difficult to get the windmills in focus and at the bottom of the picture!
A mile or so later on the hills were this magnificent graduated blue - now this would make an interesting quilt!

Diet pancakes! (I don't think!)  Blueberry and raspberry vegan pancakes with soya yogurt topping!  So YUMMY.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Alizarin completed, framed and off to the Embroiderer's Guild Regional Competition

Well I don't often enter competitions, but it seemed that not many were entering so I put my hand up and said I'd do something for the Chemistry competition.  So here it is......

If you click here you will go to Wikipedia which tells you all about Alizarin!

The quilt is red work with beads and crazy quilting techniques.  It measures about 10 inches by 7 inches.  On the border is free motion machine quilting stippling; but you can't see it because it is red thread.