Thursday, 12 May 2016

Happy Scrappy Houses

I started making the blocks for this quilt quite a while ago and they lay around in a shoebox for months until I finally got around to doing something with them..

The pattern is Happy Scrappy Houses by Bonnie Hunter and you can find it here.
I decided to make mine lap sized. I added a couple of borders and some cute little applique tree blocks in the corners..
 There always seems to be a stray thread that gets in the photo!

 The quilting was done on my grace frame with my Q,nique.   I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and mostly Glide threads.

So that's another one to add to my Bonnie Hunter Collection of quilts. I must do a post on all Bonnie's quilts I have made, it is quite a few now. 
Next up on my frame is a baby quilt of my own design.
I'll be back soon with photos of that.
thanks for visiting my blog today.
happy sewing

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!

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