Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Pirate Quilt

Pirate Quilt design

When Mr ID drew these diagrams of a quilt he wanted based on the Cowboy Quilt in The Material Obsession Book - how could I resist making it?
The fabric from FabricWorm is Riley Blake by Emily Taylor - because of the scale of the ships I had to scale the pattern up.  Some Heather Ross dots also sneaked in there - they are cannon balls apparently.  I was fortunate to win the Dots in a giveaway by Go Go Kim.
pirate quilt
Pirate quilt
Now to decide how to quilt it - any ideas?

Samelia's Mum Name Game Swap

Name Quilt Ideas
1. Block for Courtney, 2. Camper Van Picture, 3. Better shot - Finished MMM bookshelf mini-quilt, 4. Simon, Tai, and Naomi name quilts, 5. Somewhere over the rainbow..., 6. Ashlyn's name quilt, 7. baby boy quilt, 8. Quilted Pillow Antoine, 9. Here is the plan, 10. IMG_4380, 11. ., 12. DSCN1800, 13. Grace+Jason Pillow, 14. quilt quinnbday1, 15. Rainbow mosaic mini quilt, 16. Little Birds Quilt

I have now joined another swap and it is for a mini quilt with my blog name on it.  Many of the quilts in the Flickr group look far to complicated - both for me to make and also to incorporate a name.  I have tried to choose ones where I can place a name and the quilt still look good.

I love the first 3 and the rainbow clouds, perhaps with a border and I like the Syko/scandinavian influenced ones.
Name Game Swap - Samelia's Mum

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Mouthy Stitches Zippy Pouch Swap

Mouthey Stiches Inspirational Mosaic

Susan who blogs over at Canadian Abroad encouraged me to join this swap and I'm looking forward to it.
This is the first mosaic I've ever made - took a while and I love everything in it - especially the top left one...and the bottom left....and number 12....and....hint hint!  Thanks for the help in creating a mosaic from Kat.

The swap is being organised by 3 lovely bloggers - so why not follow the link and join in the fun :o)

Mouthy Stitches

Friday, 6 January 2012

Secret Santa

I can now show you some of my handmade Christmas gifts. This is a Bento Lunch Bag from Ayumi's fantastic tutorial on Pink Penguin.  The instructions were very clear and I saved the small triangles cut from the base of the bag to make "tags" on the ribbons.  When I make it next time I would cut the interfacing 1/4 inch smaller to lessen the bulk in the seams.

The bag was made from 2 tea towls from the V&A Feldman range, a 1954 reproduction of David Whitehead Ltd of Rawtenstall, Lancashire.  It is lined with the pink gingham oilcloth and a wee bit of Orla Kiely for the top cover.

This little pouch is inspired by Poppy Treffry (love, love love Poppy Treffry and she has a fantastic book too).  I used the instructions in "The Bag Making Bible" by Lisa Lam of U-handbag. I think I need a bit more practice on my free motion embroidery - though as my handwriting is pretty bad then there is not much hope!

......and this is for me ....but it's not finished yet.  I'm loving the linen with the bright colours.Posted by Picasa