Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sampler Quilt

My sampler quilt was a labour of love but once I had the patchwork done I struggled with the quilting and so it got bundled away for a few years until I heard that the Bramble Patch at Weedon did a quilting service with a long arm quilting maching and so I took it there to be quilted. Oce done I only had to bind the edges and I finally did it this summer while being cold and ill! Its a shame the bedroom isnt still in the colours it was when I started the quilt!!!

My sampler quilt blocks

I started making this quilt before we moved to where we are now so over 15 years ago. I enjoyed making all the different blocks - here they are individually

Patchwork revisited!!!

Being ill has had its advantages although I'd rather not be ill but during this time I have managed to finish off 2 quilts that have been stored in a cupboard for the last 14/15 years. As well as giving me something easy to do it has also kept me warm while I have been feeling very cold. This one is a single bed size and all machine pieced and quilted.

another bag

This is a stash bag I made for some wool - I found the pattern on Ravelry and it was really quick and easy to crochet up. I used an aran yarn as I couldnt work out from the pattern what the yarn was used so had to guess at the thickness - the aran worked out well

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Made in Greece 2!!!

The second bag I made on holiday was from another kit i found in my stash and was so easy to make - again I want to line it. This is the ideal size for my books or my kindle so I can see me using this one a lot!!

Made in Greece!!!!

I didnt manage to do too much crocheting on holiday as I found my hands got too hot and sticky in the heat of Thassos so only managed if I sat in an air conditioned room. The red bag I made was from a patons kits i had in my stash and it was easy to take away with me. I intend to put a zip into it and also line it but I havent done that yet.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

knitted squares

Ive also been knitting some squares some the same in different colours and other different patterns but all in pastel shades - not quite sure what they are for as yet but they will be sewn together at some point when I have enough for them to be anything!! Its more of a stash busting exercise!