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