Thursday 20 December 2012

Jolly Merry Holly Berry

This time last year I had only had a blog for a couple of weeks and had just made my first ever quilts using machine piecing.

This blogging experiment has been a lot of fun.  I am still on a steep learning curve but it definitely was the incentive I wanted to Do More Stuff...

... and I have 'met' some really nice fellow bloggers.  I'd like wish you a very merry time over the holidays and a fantastic 2013.
Happy Christmas!

Back next year!

Sunday 9 December 2012

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop

There is only one day left to vote at Quokka Quilts for the EPP blocks made for the Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop. I think there is no doubt there is going to be a runaway winner in the European section, and there are some absolute beauties there so I am just very excited and grateful to have had any votes at all for my flowery/nautical block.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Camping and Caravanning Hooded Quilt-Wrap

Earlier this year I made this:

It's the towel-lined hooded quilt-wrap that I designed for my spot on the Let's get Acquainted blog hop and it was made to act as picnic blanket/cosy wrap for swimming, and trips to the beach, etc.  The tutorial is here, and I have just updated it a little to include details of a new version:

This one is backed with a cosy fleece, has a lined hood for extra warmth, and is ideal for taking camping - use it as a spare blanket over your sleeping bag, and wear it to keep you warm round the camp fire!

The top is made from a layer cake of Lily Ashbury's beautiful Tradewinds fabric, using the alternative method for sewing HSTs which is very quick, but you could use any design, even whole-cloth.

It is lovely and snuggly and my youngest daughter loves using it to curl up in on the sofa, or spread over her bed.

Eyes glued to the telly...

If you have a quilt top waiting to be backed you could even run one up for Christmas!  

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