Saturday, 26 November 2011

800 Page views.....

I'll have to think of something exciting for the 1000 page views... watch this space (or rather watch my blog!)

Now here is a little quilted postcard.... at Embroiderers Guild we were given TOGO as our country - each group was given a country that is participating in the Olympic Games London 2012 - we have to make an embroidered postcard (6" x4") using the colours of the Togo flag which are yellow, red and green.  I chose the logo of Djanta Kan - the best Togolese hip hop band 2004 and 2005.  Their music is a fusion of African folk music and rap and they regularly represent Togo in international festivals.  So now after your cultural education here is the postcard.... applique with machine quilting......

Close up of the wobbly lettering

And this is the back - all machined

A little Challenge

The quilters' guild regional challenge was.... wait for it..... a Christmas placement....

After the mittens project I just had to do some more random coloured strips.

applique trees and silver and white quilting

The quilters guild regional display that was in the York Quilt museum.
We made this at the mystery workshop at Imperial Quilters a couple of weeks ago - a little lavender bag
This is my little gathered basket that I made with H a couple of Sundays ago

And here is Tink trying it out for size! - Sorry Tinkerbell - it's too small for a bed!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Happy Birthday S....

Hope you liked the little pleated pouch I made from Georgia Fabric....

This is a spare one.

This one was for S's birthday....

This one is for me.

This one was for the lady next door who looked after my cat.

The other side....
This afternoon H came for more sewing lessons.  I found a tutorial on the internet here for this little gathered round basket and we both made one from Christmas fabric.

This is the inside of H's, she has taken it home to finish sewing the binding on.

You can just see the random diamond quilting that H did on her basket.  Looks good H!!
And for some reason I can't get the photo I have just taken of mine to upload.. so I will post that tomorrow (or the day after).