The final finish and looking back, up and forward

Final Finish – Here is my final pre-Christmas project finished and ready for collection.  A couple of tote bags made to the design I’ve gradually developed, based on various tutorials and pattern instructions. Looking Back – So, the end of 2015 is well and truly in sight.  As I’ve been preparing for Christmas, sometimes smiling, sometimes not, my thoughts have wandered over the past year. Back in January I … Read more

Wired for balance not random

This weeks finish is a large cot quilt.  The fabrics were chosen by a friend who searched for fabrics that were suitable for a baby girl – but didn’t feature the colour pink – whilst referencing the family’s love of the seaside and sailing.  Moda’s ‘Daysail’ fitted the bill perfectly! I stuck to a simple design using two charm packs of the Daysail fabrics. Laying out the charm pack … Read more

Follow up to ‘What’s a patchwork quilt for?’

Thank you to everyone who added suggestions to the ‘what are quilts for?’ list.  I spent a bit of time making a display board using a sheet of foam card, polyester wadding and a couple of fabrics from the ‘accidental additions’ section of my stash! Here is the board hanging in my re-vamped space in the All Our Own Crafts pop-up shop (the pink chair belongs to my crafty … Read more