Sunday, 10 April 2016

Some Customer quilts and Crochet.

Hi there,
I've been kept fairly busy lately with a few customer quilts hence the lack of blog posts. There are just not enough hours in the day!
This is a lovely hexagon quilt which I worked an all over freehand hearts and loops design.

This adorable little quilt was already made up complete with lace edging in the binding.
My customer had stitched in the ditch around the blocks and that was all the quilting it had.
Luckily, i was able to pin it onto my frame and do a little quilting.
Love how it turned out. there is so much detail in each block.
A real fun quilt to work on.

I actually completed this quilt around Christmas time . I let the design dictate the quilting .
Love how this one turned out too, especially the bear's snout!

After a day quilting and sewing I like to sit in front of the TV and crochet,
At the moment I am obsessed with making these little boho vests. ( I would call it a waistcoat)
After following a pattern for one or two, this one is my own design.

This one I followed a pattern for and you can find it here.

 I also treated myself to a tailors dummy and have made myself this cardi.

 The light is not good in these photos as the pinky tones are a bit more vibrant in real life.

The pattern was easy to follow, you can find it here.
Another busy week coming up for me, Hope to be back soon with more quilted creations and maybe some crochet too.
Thanks for visiting .

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Crochet Butterfly

I have been doing quite a bit of crochet lately and I thought it would be fun to merge quilting and crochet together.

I found this butterfly as a free pattern on MyPicot.  It was too big for the project I had in mind so decided to make a quilted setting for it to go on.
I appliqued some leaves and quilted on my Q'nique using 2 layers of Hobbs 80/20 but did not really think two layers added much.

 I used a fine no8 crochet cotton and a 1mm hook to make the flower blossom and a slightly thicker cotton to crochet the branches. An embroidered French knot in the center finishes the flowers.

 The finished piece is quite small, measuring just over 12" square.
I quite like it and will probably hang it in my workroom somewhere.
Now onto something bigger.......
Happy quilting.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Geisha Panel

This is a printed panel I finished quilting recently. It is called Tea House by Benartex.
I saw it online and thought it would make a nice gift for my brother's birthday. He likes all things oriental.

I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and quilted it on my Q'nique.

Turned out pretty nice and my brother loved it.
Happy Days!

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Allietare Mystery Quilt.

Here is the completion of Allietare, the mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter.
It is one of my most favourites of Bonnie's mysteries so far. ( Loved Celtic Solstice)

Without further ado here are the remaining clues of the quilt........ the reveal.

Putting the blocks together.  
I found a very nice fabric for the outer border in my stash. it has dragonflies on it and has a stained glass look to it and most importantly, the colours were perfect for my quilt.

I made half the amount of units and this gave me a 4 x 4 star layout measuring 72" square.
I only had to make 1 extra star block which took no time and I also have one of the other blocks left over to make into a matching cushion.
This is as far as I have got.  It is ready to go on my frame for quilting.
I plan to make another of these quilts because I love the pattern so much.
If you click here, it will take you to Bonnie's linky party and you can see how everyone else's versions have turned out.   It is quite amazing how different colour schemes can make it look like a completely different quilt.  I love that!
They are all fabulous!
Thank you Bonnie!!!
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