Sunday, March 28, 2010

Quilting Block

This little cot quilt top was finished a few of weeks ago for a work colleague who was expecting a baby & I've come to a real halt with fear of ruining it. I need to quilt this quickly as the baby has arrived. I've never machine quilted before & really don't want to make a mess of it!

How do I go about this......which would be easier for an inexperienced machine user, should I do grids on the centre panel or would free motion like vermicelli look better around the applique lamb? Any advice would be gratefully received, thank you.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Well & truely hooked!

Is there a cure?

Forget that last question, I don't want one as I'm having way too much fun!

Another 25 more Klosjes made this week

and this is what all 47 of them look like laid out.
I've decided that this is going to be a quilt for my mother once complete as these colours will be perfect in her newly decorated bedroom. As she doesn't use computers, the surprise won't be spoilt by mentioning it here.
P.S. Why is it when you upload photos to blogger that on some posts, like last week's, you can't click on the photos for a closer look, yet this week all of them click open fine?

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday Klosjes

I really did try to resist the temptation to make little spools known as Klosjes, but they are popping up everywhere & I gradually succumbed.
I first spotted them on Janet's blog learning that they started in the Netherlands & have since spread across the world. Do visit Valentina in Cyprus, Ingrid in the Netherlands & Nadine in Belgium for more Klosjes inspiration & links.
So here are my first 22 little spools using the Aviary collection by 3 Sisters for Moda which I've had sitting there since last summer & just didn't have a clue how I was going to use it. I'm adding other light fabrics into the mix & making them 4.5" using my usual EPP method, they are so quick to sew up being just 5 pieces & very addictive!