I received some lovely Japanese Florals fabric by The Craft Cotton Company and decided to do a fan block quilt. I must admit was a little daunted about all the curves - I don't think I have ever sewn so may curved edges before, however, I made sure I took my time (I'm terrible for… Continue reading Patchwork fan block quilt
When I saw this Bambi fabric by The Craft Cotton Company I knew it would be perfect for making a quilt, I have been looking at doing a tumbling block pattern on a quilt for a while now and decided now was time to give it a go! I have always stayed clear of the… Continue reading Bambi fabric mini tumbling blocks quilt
I've had some jelly roll fabric for a little while now and have been wanting to make a quilt with it, but just didn't have time. Finally I've had a chance to put it together! I haven't made my own quilt binding before so I went a bit out of my comfort zone on this… Continue reading New binding challenge completed with this jelly roll quilt!
A few months ago I was asked by The Craft Cotton company if I would be able to make a patchwork quilt for them using the new Ombre trends range by Heather Jacks. I jumped at the chance to do this, firstly because I enjoy making quilts, second I love the Using The Craft Cotton… Continue reading From a mass of 128 paper and fabric triangles emerged this bright and cosy quilt
I got the idea for this quilt from a quilt I saw in Love Patchwork and quilting magazine issue 19. I really liked the way of adding patchwork detail to a piece of fabric by stitching on patchwork designs made using the English paper piecing technique, this created a quilt effect which was a lot… Continue reading In a vain attempt to try and use up some of my fabric scraps before they completely take over the house I am making some more quilts
The final Christmas quilt I made was a square blocks quilt, I'm was so glad I managed to get it finished in time - I was getting worried it was going to have to be gifted late. Luckily I didn't encounter too many problems with this one, although being squares you would think it would… Continue reading I didn’t think I was going to do it but after some very late nights I did manage to get the final quilt finished just in time for Christmas!
I saw this pattern in Love patchwork and Quilting magazine issue 20 and really wanted to make it as a gift this year, however, I was really nervous to get started on it as it looked like it would be quite complicated to make - especially with the problems I have encountered and had to… Continue reading Third quilt down only one more to go, this arrow quilt was so much easier to make than it looked too, so glad my fears were unfounded!
For my second quilt I opted to do a rectangle strip one, I have been wanting to do one like this for a while so was really pleased I could do finally do one! I opted for quite a thick rectangle strip as I didn't want one that was too thin for working with -… Continue reading I’m starting to worry time may be against me but I’ve got the second of four quilts finished for christmas, let’s hope the final two decide to co-operate as nicely!
I'm flying ahead with my Christmas makes so far this year, although I have made sure I have started nice and early as last year I ran out of time. This stocking is the companion to another patchwork stripes stocking over on the Hobby craft blog http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/how-to-make-a-patchwork-stocking/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HobbycraftBlog+%28Hobbycraft+Blog%29 made to replace my rather thread bare stockings… Continue reading New stocking all set and ready for Christmas, I’m definitely ahead of schedule this year – fingers crossed it stays that way!
I decided early on in the year that I would make quilts this year for Christmas gifts, by deciding early on I knew I would have plenty of time to get them made. Unfortunately I have been so busy with other makes I completely lost track of time and forgot about getting started on these… Continue reading I have been so busy with all my other makes I forgot about my mass of Christmas gift quilts I need to make! After a slight panic the first is finished – only 3 more to go!