Month: September 2018

Kitty Quilt

Our lovely neighbours have a lovely kitten called Munchkin and we (more my husband) look after her from time-to-time. I said to her owner (Charlotte) that I would make her a kitty quilt at some point. Did Munchkin really need a quilt? No. Was I going to make one anyway? Of Course!

For this quilt I actually used some pre-cut squares I found in a Julian House charity shop. I bought 3 little bags of these squares but only really used one of them for this quilt. The dimple fleece backing was from a Hobbycraft fat quarter bundle.

This was the first time I had worked with smaller fabric pieces, I really enjoyed it actually. When stitched together I thought it looked very much like a Kaffe Fassett quilt due to the stunning mix of colours.

I was very happy with the final quilt, however I think next time I might but a thin layer of wading in between as I  felt it could of been a little ticker.

And finally, here is the lovely little Munckin enjoying her little quilt. I’ve been told that its been great for the chilly evenings 🙂

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Marvel quilt

This is a lovely little quilt I made for little Theodore’s first birthday.

I had previously bought a Marvel Comics III Charm Pack by Camelot Fabrics when out with my nan, so thought this would be a good enough opportunity to use it.

I also wanted to give it a bit of a personal touch. Now when creating this I didn’t have access to the dry cleaners whom also do embroidery. So… I gave it a go by hand! Now, I didn’t think it was too bad for my first attempt, but I must admit in future I think I might leave it to the industrial machines.

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Fairy tale dragons quilt

This time last year a friend asked if I could make a cot quilt for her son. Yes it really has taken me nearly a year to make it happen. To be fair I was still working on the whole ‘being a mum’ thing at the time.

Once my friend had decided on the theme (dragons) I started researching fabric asap! I discovered that Lewis and Irene had a Dragons collection and happened to find someone selling some fat quarter bundles of it on eBay.

After a few (quite a few) months and with the return of my creative spark, I managed to pull it all together. Even having some fabric to spare so I could make some cushion cover panels. My friend will be finishing them off.

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Apologies for the poor photographs, it was a very cloudy day when I took them and I really wanted to get this in the post to my friend.

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Back to it!

It’s been 13 months since my last blog post.

During that time I thought about posting on here, but for some reason those thoughts went no further. But now is the time to get back to it!

With my creativity returning and feeling the need to express my thoughts somewhere other than social, I think it’s time to get writing (and crafting) again.

Let me know in the comments if there is anything you’d be interested in me talking about 🙂

Helen
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