Sunday 28 April 2013

Viking Longboat Wall Hanging

Hi there,
 I don't have a finish to show you this week, instead I have a new beginning.
This is a project I was inspired to make by a thimble!

My husband brought it back from Shetland for me ( I like to collect thimbles).  It's made of pewter and has a viking longboat on it.  I thought it would be a great subject for a wall hanging and something a bit different.

It's a bit difficult to see because its a pencil drawing, but this is the artwork I did for it.

I'm using bondaweb to do the raw edged applique.  The background fabric was begged from a quilter friend and is perfect for the effect I wanted.  It's by Makower UK and is called Ombre.  I think it's quite an old fabric because I couldn't find it online except in a post from 2008.

                                                            Slowly, adding the detail.

The sea was by far the most challenging part.  I just started playing around with some shapes to see how they looked.

Eventually I settled on this......

This is a raven on the sail.  I will add the detail with hand embroidery.  Did you know that the vikings trained ravens to search for land?  I thought that was really interesting.

Again, I will be doing hand embroidery to get the detail I want.

So that is it so far.  I will post about this from time to time so I hope you'll come back to see how its coming along.
Have a super Sunday.
til next time....

Saturday 20 April 2013

Kindle and ipad Covers

Hi everyone.

This week I finally got round to finishing off the assortment of covers I'd been making.
Here they are:

They are all free motion quilted with feathers and a few have flowers.

                                                             Showing the lining inside.

                                                                     The lilac one.
                                                                          ipad cover

                                                              This one is a Kindle cover.

                                                        Suffolk puff to decorate the tab.

This was one of the first ones I made, where I used a band over a button to close it, but I prefer the tab - it has a neater finish.
                                                       Back of the previous cover.
I'll finish with some close ups of my free motion quilting.
See you all next time.

Saturday 13 April 2013

Children's Bed Runners.

Hello there,
This week I finished these two bed runners.

They are for twin 6 year old boys.  Duncan likes dinosaurs and Lachlan likes tractors and diggers, hence the feature fabric.

I used my favourite method for applique - bondaweb and kept the design pretty simple.
I didn't want to cut the feature fabric so small that the design was lost.

The quilting was kept simple too.

I enjoyed making these but now its onto something much bigger.
See you all next time.

Friday 5 April 2013

Bohemian Bag

Hi everyone.

It's been a busy week although I don't really have that much to show for it.
I made this bag for my sister's birthday...

The fabric is Bohemian Rhapsody from Hoffman fabrics - isn't it gorgeous?   It was a fat quarter pack I got from the last quilt show and I am definitely going to have to buy some more to make a quilt.

I free motion quilted around the Suffolk puff (yoyo) just to add a little interest - it looked bare without it and a slightly larger puff underneath didn't look right either.

My sister loved her bag and when she showed it to our Mum, she complained that it was nicer than her bag.
oh dear, think I'd better make another one!

Also this week, I've been working on bed runners.

This is one of them, quilted and waiting to be bound, the other one will be quilted today.
Show you them next time.

Linking up today with Confessions of a fabirc addict.  Why not nip over and see what others have been up to this week?
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