Patchwork and Quilting

Wow, what a day! I’m missing my machine as it’s in for a much needed service.  So I thought I’d update some of the photos on my blog.  I’ve added a gallery of some of my patchwork and quilts to the About Me page.

Table runner

Table runner

Wow, what a difference when these are the same block!

Wow, what a difference when you choose  different fabrics.  These are the same block!

Cushion

Cushion

I hope you enjoy looking at the rest of my piccys!

Happy quilting and sewing.

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Quilting for Farris

I have had a wonderful few weeks sewing lots of quilts and things for Farris.  I can now show them on my blog, the colour of them would have given away his sex before he was born!

I made him a cot quilt using traditional Peter Rabbit fabrics.  It was great fun designing my own pattern and using fabrics that Sarah helped to choose.  My label gives the date, March 2013. You will see I am called Granny Linda.   The wadding is woollen, so it is lightweight and warm.

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I also made another quilt that is wadded with cotton.  I fell in love with the fabric, especially the ducks on the back.  This is also cot sized, with my label on the back.

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My third quilt is for his buggy.  It is the size of a stroller blanket and backed with soft fleece.  The quilted pattern is called ‘Around the World’.  The quilt has a little bag to carry it in, made to my own design and in matching fabrics.  The bag  can be closed with velcro.

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Then when I had finished the quilts I decided to have some more fun making two pacifier/dummy holders and a toy holder for the buggy.  I used the Peter Rabbit fabrics that I had left over.

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I hope all these things are useful, I’ve really enjoyed making them.

 

 

Braintree Quilters

We have had another fun and productive meeting.  Everyone worked on their own  project, with lots of happy chatter in between.  Everyone’s UFOs are very different and individual, leading to lots of oohs!  and aah!  Many of us are travelling to the Duxford show this week, all determined to see what is new.

Launa was busy learning to quilt her first cushion.

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Linda was working on a gorgeous teddy panel.  She backed it with a  brightly coloured  fleece.  The fleece was in a jigsaw design. photo (74)photo (75)

Grace was working on her tablecloth. She cut  and then sewed more blocks  so it gradually increased in size. Its a lovely pattern, shown off in such beautiful fabrics.   photo (71)  photo (73)

photo (70)Mandy was finishing her table runner, sewing the binding takes a long time to finish  neatly.

We had a visitor to our meeting who wanted to see what we make.  She is hoping to join us next week.  We still have a couple of places if you would like to quilt and sew in the company of like minded ladies.