Tag: Quilting

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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Cot Quilt Success!

I’m pretty proud of myself right now, I’ve just finished my first ever quilt! Now I’ll admit I did have my wonderful nan oversea the event, however I must mention that she did not do anything, purely observed. So I completed this from cutting the squares to hand sewing the back of the edging.

I purchased the stunning fabric from eBay and used a fleece blanket from IKEA for the backing. Oh and to pad it out a little more, nan gave me some other fleece like material to put in between. The cutting and pattern arrangement took me about 2 hours, sewing everything together about 7 hours and the hand sewing on the back about 1 hour.

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Fabric Notice Boards

Last summer my nan was giving her spare room a facelift and turning it into a craft room. After a casual browse on Pinterest one day, I came across the fabric/ribbon notice boards. I said to nan that I’d make her one for her new room and we board a board ready for it.

About 4 months later…

I was thinking about Christmas presents, with no idea what to do and then I remembered! Down the side of the chair in the living room stood the board, creative fingertips started tingling.

Now, I couldn’t just cover it in fabric, I had to do something a little more special. As nan is very much into her quilting I thought I’d have a go.

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After a rummage through my fabric scraps bag, I managed to pull something together. Some spare pieces of ribbon and some fabric buttons later, ta-da! my first fabric notice board 🙂

And I didn’t stop there!

I had uploaded the final photo onto my Instagram and my young cousins pointed out that they liked it. Well that was two more Christmas presents on the to-do list! Luckily I had enquired with Nan on the colours of their rooms.

As I was on a role, I thought it was about time I updated the slightly tatty pin board in the office. Bought this beautiful fabric in Ikea (TIGERÖGA), only £4 a meter! I really do recommend their fabrics, fantastic quality and so cheap.

Hobbycraft Haul – December 2015

Hobbycraft Haul – December 2015

Please say I’m not the only one who finds it easy to spend about two hours in Hobbycraft? These were my findings today, I managed to be good, sort of. 

The Fat Quarter bundles were about £7 each, with 6 different designs I thought this was pretty good. 
The Tilda Charm pack which contains 42 12×12 squares was on offer for £9.
Scrap books were on offer, 2 for £5, got these for some gifts I want to create. 
And a few rolls of Washi tape, because it’s pretty. Massive shame I couldn’t find anymore of the green button one, that was only 50p!

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