I live and craft in England (or perhaps “live to craft...”?). I love colour and I love pretty things.
I must have been a magpie or a butterfly in a previous life, such is my attraction to colourful and shiny stuff (aka, pretty, shiny things).
This blog is my attempt to make sense, and keep track, of what I make.
confessions of a fabric obsessive
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Wednesday already? It seems like only yesterday that I was playing with my nephew and cooing over my new niece. I visited my sister for a few days at the end of last week and handed over my latest quilt:
I take commissions, and I’ve already had a few enquiries about designing and making personalised quilts.
My brother-in-law asked what I was planning to do for the boys in the family, since the girls (the two youngest of my parents’ grandchildren, both born in the last 12 months) have both had quilts made especially for them. I’ve been wondering that myself, and trying to work out if quilts made using denim for the top and blue or green flannelette or fleece for the backing would work. This one from the Quilt Lovers Guide is pretty much what I had in mind:
Three denim quilts are a bit of a big ask at the moment, and I’m not convinced that my sewing machine would cope with sewing denim until after it’s been serviced, so I’ll get back to my WIPs and hopefully get some of the following completed this week.
I still have to turn this pile of fabric:
into a cloak like this:
but black with a bright pink lining. It’s been a pile of fabric for
quite a while an embarrassing length of time. It’s a big sewing job, so big it’s kinda scary.
This piece, from the hexalong I did, is still waiting to be turned into something useful:
If anyone has any good ideas (or any ideas, I’m not fussy) answers on a postcard please.
Lastly, I still need to make the January blocks for Craftsy’s Block of the Month (that I am doing as a quiltalong)
These are the patterns for January’s blocks:
and this is the fabric I have chosen to make the whole year’s-worth of quilt blocks from:
Have I actually started sewing or even cutting any of this?
And on that bombshell (to quote a certain TV car programme)…
More WIPs here
I finished these for my nephew (Yay!!)
Although I haven’t got any further with my upcycling, and I still need to turn this pile of (blurry) fabric;
into a cloak to go with this fancy dress outfit.
I think I have decided to make this;
into the side of a tote bag but I might change my mind (again) and it could end up being a wall hanging after all (but where would I hang it?). Or maybe sew it onto the back of a roll to store something in (like knitting needles) like these, over on Diary of a Crafty Lady, My Little Nook, and Made by Loulabelle.
I need to do a lot of sewing for my family, but I can’t say what, because I suspect some of them read this blog and I want it all to be a surprise.
One thing finished this week, that’s a good start right?