Friday, 4 June 2010

Sewing up a storm

Life has not stopped for a second for me to catch my breath. This last year has been one of enormous change and some very very lows, but recently a much needed high.

On craft news I have sewed more than I ever have before. I made a rainbow throw quilt for my eldest daughter the Princess Buttercup, all from scraps including a pair of her too small jeans. I also made from scraps a doll quilt for my youngest daughter Skipity-Flip. The scraps came from dresses, skirts, birthday party aprons and her cot sheet.

I'm now in the throws of making Skipity-Flip her very own throw quilt. All made from her too small night dresses, pjs and some Heather Ross Munki Munki thrown in to keep up the pj theme.
None of the blocks are the same, I'm making them up as I go along. I know thats not "proper" quilting, but I love the freedom of it, and the buzz it gives me when I see quilts that aren't all uniform and exact. Those ones have a place, and I admire the women who can be so exact in their sewing, but they hurt my eyeballs because they're so neat and ordered. My quilts are more like "What happens if I chop this fabric and sew it to that fabric" kind of affair.

I think I know how to post pictures to this blog, so next post I'll be in colour, like show and tell!!

For real!!


  1. Woohoo!!! You've arrived! Yippee! Your blog is awesome, loving the background pic, and yes, more pics next time please - I looooooove pictures! Can't wait to see your throw quilt! Love the recycling idea. Jxo

  2. :) Just found you on Judith's blog, how did I ever miss this! Loving the background, waiting to see pics, when you're ready :) big fat quilty hugs x

  3. Gorgeous set up on the blog!! I am impressed. And so pleased you are in the blogging world now. Oh, and there is no such thing as proper quilting, make what you like and that's it.

  4. I love the way your blog looks - welcome to blog land!!

  5. This blog looks fab - and I love the sound of your quilts (awaiting pictures with anticipation), your use of the kids clothes sounds like my kind of sewing xx

  6. Hi, I'm quite new to blogging (january) and to quilting too. I love the look of your blog, it's very bright and fresh.

  7. Wooohooooo! Cupcake heaven! Susan is right, make what you love, make it your way, and enjoy the ride! Xx


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