Wednesday, 18 January 2012
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.
Now to decide how to quilt it - any 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.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
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)
Friday, 6 January 2012
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.