• Quilting

    Interior Design Quilt

    A while back TJ’s Mom asked if I could make her a quilt for the living room. I love to be asked for a specific crafted item, because it means that the recipient is more likely to be happy with it. Knowing the colours of my MIL’s living room, I set about trying to find just the right fabrics and the right design too. Nothing too….quilty? Country? Something more modern and streamlined. The pattern is one I saw somewhere and then made the dimensions for myself. I thought it looked modern without being weird. Do you know what I mean? The backing was actually the first fabric I picked out,…

  • Weaving

    Colour Study

    I think it is probably no surprise to anyone who knows me or has been reading the blog for a while, but I have a love of colour. I love using it in interior design, in quilting, in knitting, in anything. I have a particular fondness for anything with a rainbow of colours (like my colour wheel quilt, my pencil holder, etc). A while back the group of weavers that I meet with once a month socially decided that we would like to start a study group. I was definitely in on this because I really needed something that was going to force me to sit down at my loom…

  • Quilting

    Quilt For My Little Sister

    My little sister got married this past weekend. I thought I would make something for her and her husband that they could enjoy for many years to come. As always, click to see larger pictures. Pattern: Rec Center Quilt Fabric: Various cottons from the shop, demin from Joann’s on the back Quilting: Wind Swirls (done on Laura‘s machine) This is designed to be a big picnic quilt, as the backing is demin. Much more durable and stain resistant than a usual cotton backing I liked the pattern, but I had one problem with it. The instructions have you cut the red sashing strips longer than they are needed and then…