Sunday, 28 December 2014

Daughter's Christmas Quilt

I've made a number of kangaroo wall quilts for friends over the last few years but daughter Stephanie has complained that I haven't made one for her. So for Christmas I used Helen Godden's pattern to make a quilt substituting lizards for kangaroos.
I think Steph likes it...




Saturday, 20 December 2014

Quilting Addiction

Quilting the DJ seemed like a lengthy process when I started  four weeks ago but so far it has been sheer pleasure! Each block is so small that it can be quilted in a spare moment before dinner is ready or when stopping for a mid morning cup of coffee. As long as the light is good I can stitch when watching TV in the evening - if JT doesn't want to watch Scandinavian sub-titled detective dramas of course...


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Book cover

Needed something handmade for a secret Santa gift last week and decided to make a book cover - easy to make but looks great! I took the instructions from friend Sheila's Pieces of Pye blog with permission...

Monday, 8 December 2014

Blood Lines

My guild challenge for 2014 has been on display at our Christmas parties and so I can now post about my entry. The theme was 'Vessels' which took me back to my school biology lessons and capillaries sending blood around the body. I wanted to make the vessels look three dimensional and translucent so overlaid them with organza which gave a shiny, glossy effect.The platelets themselves were cut from some  fabric I hand dyed years ago which gives a rounded look to the cells.
I'm very happy with the result!