WELCOME: Just a bit of nonsense really from a paper crafter and quilter who loves to dabble in all sorts of crafts. It will give me a way of remembering my craft projects - and sharing them with others

28 February 2011

More thread projects

Here are some non-quilt projects.  A wall-hanging started at a Gail Lawther workshop to match the Rennie Macintosh pieces from Pastimes in our bedroom.  Did this one with Mum as well.  Amazing how different it looks in other colours.

It's always difficult to find something for my Mum's birthday and especially on her 80th.  This pattern was designed by a friend of a Chiltern Quilter and I used lots of the lovely Japanese inspired fabrics.  I managed to make it all in one day- a long day mind you.

I also made one for Gina's 50th birthday using historical based fabrics.

Paper and thread

As this was set up to be a blog to record paper AND thread activities it is about time I included some details of thread projects.  As I haven't done any sewing for quite a while this will be a retrospective look at some of my quilting makes.

The very first quilt I completed was for Kat's 18th birthday (nearly 8 years ago- can you believe it!). It was started at a Chiltern Quilter's workshop run by a member, Sally Stott, and it was a Watercolour Quilt  take on the Rail Fence pattern. Did it lap quilt size and backed it with fleece as I wasn't very confident about quilting it (and I was short on time surprise, surprise!)  She is still using it now.

The next quilt I made was also started at a CQ workshop and was a kaleidescope quilt. This was a single bed size and I gave it to Kat's boyfriend (first love) Chris for his 18th.   I called it Pompeii as he was about to go off to Porstmouth University and the pattern reminded me of Roman mosaic tiles.

16 February 2011


I have been seeing alot of Art Deco cards in the shops and I particularly liked one with a big moon behind a couple. I used this as inspiration for my 33rd Valentine's card for my lovely hubbie Paul. I cant pretend all the cards have all been made by my own fair hand over the years but quite a few have!  Used a mixture of My Craft Studio and Debbi Moore images.

I dont contact my Auntie Gina often enough but Valentine's Day is her birthday and I always try and call. I usually do a card with a heart on but this year I didnt plan too well and I ended up sending her a card I made using the MCS CD with Fifties images. I am sure I have a photo of my auntie in a similar outfit in an old album.