Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Dad's quilt

Approximately three years ago I started making a quilt for each of my parents to give to them for their fiftieth birthdays that year.
I completed Mums one last year and now I have finished my Dads just under three years late.
I used a Simply Style jelly roll by V and Co. I tried to use the least floral strips and left out all the pinks and purples.

I have backed it with flannel. The animals in their glasses and bow ties remind me of little animal maths teachers. My Dad is a maths teacher so I thought it was very fitting.

I had a few mishaps with this quilt. I ran out of grey fabric and to make it big enough I added two black squares with a very similar grey. Then after washing it I was just checking for loose treads to trim off and I noticed a hole in a seam next to one of these plain grey blocks, so I was ironing it to make it lay flat before I hand sewed the hole shut and the fabric melted. I dont know what it was and where I found it but it had a big melted patch about the size of a fifty cent piece.
I sewed some hexies over it and called it a day.
This is a photo my Dad sent me. You can see the hexies in this photo.
Dad is so pleased with it. I told him about my melting mishap as I cannot lie. His favourite part was that I stitched the year along one edge, it is very tiny. I am not one to put labels on my quilts. That may change and I may regret it later but it is what is right for me at the moment.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Crochet corners

Each week I visit my neighbours for craft night. Usually I bring my own thing but sometimes they teach me something new and we work on a project together.
I was interested in crocheting edges on tea towels, face washers etc so each week Laura would show me a new design.
This was great, I learnt a lot but the problem was with no pattern I had a hard time giving them away because I had to look at them to work out how to do it again.
So in an attempt to declutter I have taken photos of a couple of my favourites and will be storing them here so if I want to make these edges again I will be able to find them.




Saturday, 16 January 2016

Vintage Rainbow Competition

Rachel at stitched in color is doing a vintage rainbow mosaic contest, I have always been interested in her mosaic contests and this one is open internationally so I thought why not give it a try.

This is my version of vintage rainbow. Perhaps I should have added a solid but prints feel so vintage to me.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

What do you fancy? Mr Fox

I made this quilt for a friend from high school who is due to have a baby boy any day now. It was pretty easy and I completed it over two days although it could be easily done in one day. I kept the quilting minimal. Next I want to make Hazel Hedgehog for another friend.