|On my Internet Quilt - one of the first I made - a complete shot is on my website - so called because I got the idea of sewing strips onto paper and used printer paper cut into squares for the blocks. And added a bit of free motion quilting. It was made from offcuts of clothing fabric that I had used to make skirts for myself and shorts for my son.|
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Tinkerbell had a lie in this morning....
Monday, 26 December 2011
Happy Christmas USA or Happy Boxing Day England.....
|Little S made this foundation pieced bookmark from his mum. Hope she liked it!|
|H made this for her Dad and she then made another one for her mum, but I forgot to photo it.|
|Big S made this for her mum. There are some lucky mums around this year!|
|And I was lucky too, because I treated myself to this book after seeing it on a blog.|
|And another little book too.|
|Thanks Jackie for the quilting notebook!|
|Thanks to Auntie P and Uncle G for these lovely lavender sachets.|
|Thanks also to Auntie P and Uncle K for the recycled denim fabric notepaper|
|Three new pairs of scissors - really cheap £2 for all three - the expensive pair that I had self destructed the other week!|
|Tinkerbell doesn't seem to be bothered that this quilt is unfinished. It still needs binding, but then I did start it for Christmas 2009, and quilted it 2010 and will take it to my mums tomorrow to trim before binding.|
|She's helping make the Christmas wall hanging.|
|Stippling with random holly leaves.|
|And here it is finished - not easy to take a photo of it when I haven't put a hanging sleeve on yet.|
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
I have a few things to show you today.....
Team Textile is a name I suggested to another group I belong to - but sadly no one liked my idea - so I have decided to call my little quilting group Team Textile - as they are all textile apprentices and it sounds such a topical title - If you don't live in UK and watch The Apprentice, then you probably won't appreciate the link!
|Georgia Mug Rug - made for Lesley to advertise in South Square Craft Shop......|
|cute cups and jugs with matching spots - bought the fabrics at a new shop near Northampton a while ago and can't remember what it was called or where it actually was!|
|Little old fashioned tea cups|
|fruit and veg|
|apples and cutlery - bought these fabrics in Atlanta|
|At Embroiderers Guild, we were given a shape and asked to make a double sided decoration out of any media - so here is my crazy quilted star in white with beads|
|Close up of the machine Embroidery|
|More close ups|
|yet another view - we had to put our star in an envelope and write the colour on the outside and swap with another member - I have a green one to open, but will save it until nearer Christmas - watch this space.....|
|H did some quilted stars using her favourite machine stitch....|
|.... and she added some sparkle to the meadow!|