Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Liberty Print for a quilt

Gosh Christmas is nearly here again and its a long time since i last did a post.
During this time i have been busy making a quilt for each of my two granddaughters who are 7 and 9 years old. 
I chose Liberty print samples from Alice Caroline,s online shop it was a bit of a chance as i hadn't a clue on what was in the bundle, but when they came i was very happy with the selection of fabric sent me.
The reason for making these quilts is that my granddaughters will one day remember that their nanny made them with love. and hopefully they will cherish them long after ive gone. 

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Happy Christmas 2016

 Where ever you are i wish all my blogging friends a very merry Christmas.  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Grandsons first quilt made by granny

This quilt was made by me with love for my little grandson Dylan .

I chose the bright primary colour to stimulate his sensory development.

I was lucky enough to buy the printed squares already cut up from a local quilt exhibition. The plain i bought from the cheap shop in Tiptree Essex where they have a great selection of fabrics.

The backing fabric i bought brand new from a boot sale  in the summer for a £1, its surprising just what you find .

I used my new sewing machine for putting the pieces together then hand stitched in the ditch to finish it off

 Dylan looks happy with his quilt.

Florence our cat certainly likes the quilt.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Dolly Peg Christmas Fairies

I made these fairies after seeing similar ones in my December Country Living magazine .

I adapted them to my own design using bits of Christmas trimmings that i had laying around in my craft room.

To display them i used my old practise hairdressing model which brought back memories when i was an apprentice hairdresser in the 60 where perms and backcombing were all the rage.

Now what do i do with nine fairies ?

Sunday, 23 October 2016

My Super, Duper New Sewing Machine

Ive just bought myself this new Janome sewing machine and i can tell you,  I Love It.

Up until now i have used an old singer machine which was very basic, but did the trick at the time.

So now i have more time on my hands and want to be a bit more adventurous especially with my quilt making this is why i chose this particular machine.
It is fully computerised and does everything, with 402 stitches including numbers and the alphabet to choose from .

It also includes a quilting accessory kit as an extra which i will be using in my quilt and patchwork projects.

Just right for those long, cold, winter days and nights we will shortly be going into.