Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Shirt Quilt

I've wanted to have a go at one of these for a while. I bought some pre-cut squares online, and then discovered that I had one of my Dad's old shirts ready to go to the charity shop. It had a tear however,so that was the excuse that I needed to cut it up and recycle it. Now if you knew my dad, he recycled everything!! He never wasted a thing, so I think he'd be pleased with this on his birthday today. 

I need to get some more shirts as I think I'll make it to fit a single bed.

Cheers Dad x

Monday, 10 April 2017

Doing a bit of stitching....

Well here in sunny Wales (it really is sunny!), Easter holidays and I'm having a bit of a sort out, using up some scraps, well, when it comes to Liberty fabric, I don't think you can call them scraps, as I tend to use every last piece.


So I'm calling this my 'stem' design. My favourite colours are blues and greens, reminding me of the sea and that much longed for holiday cottage...

and another pinwheel baby quilt top finished.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Pinwheel baby quilt

A quilt for a new baby in a pinwheel design. I've used Liberty fabrics from a sample pack and Moda 'Bella' solids for the off white. It all came together quite quickly, but needed concentration to get the wheel the right way around - so a bit of dreaded unpicking. 

Hand finished bias binding and quilting.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Welsh tapestry

Well I've been sorting through my parent's house and came across a lovely collection of Welsh tapestry, skirts, suits, coats and bits of fabric.

Dad loved Welsh history and craft, so I put some of the remnants to good use

This tapestry is a Caernafon design and is reversible. 

Using my heart die on my Sizzix to make these lavender filled hearts. Finished with a black velvet ribbon and a vintage mother of pearl button.

Brown/blue Welsh tapestry with a velvet ribbon and wooden button

Hessian heart with crocheted trim and vintage Mother of Pearl button