Friday, 19 October 2012

Small diversions.

I have taken a break from large-scale works - which has been lovely and I'll go back to my quilts and wall-hangings feeling refreshed, I'm sure!
I've been working on these cotton, padded phone pouches which are very quick and easy to make and it's fun to match up recipients of these with appropriate fabrics.
This one was for my friend Kath, a huge Leeds Rhinos fan, so blue and yellow was the only acceptable colourway...

This is mine - I love the USA cycling strip and this fabric reminded me of it, so I had to have it...

And this is for someone who just liked it when he spotted it online whilst I was fabric shopping...

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Snowball quilt nears completion.

This week I finally finished the bulk of the snowball quilt for M. It's a great relief to have reached this point as it was quite awkward to stitch. After having a few doubts about certain fabrics and if they went together as an entirety, I see the piece now and absolutely love it. When I was putting colours together I didn't realise just how 'marine' it was, but this is my over-riding impression now - perhaps hardly surprising from a water-lover.

I am now intending to have a small break from the work, after which I shall square off the edges and that will be the patchwork finished. I have basted my triangles to sew along the sides, and this is the cotton I have chosen to use...

It's a lovely feeling to be able to make something so special for a wonderful friend. She really has no idea about this and will be gobsmacked when she opens it on Christmas Day!
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