Saturday, 30 June 2012

Featured on...Saturday Summertime Highlights!

It's always lovely to know that people like your work, and it's even lovelier when they want to feature your work on their blog.  So imagine my delight when I was asked by Stephanie of Smalltown Dreamz if I would like my Kukla Dolls Cot Quilt to be featured as part of:

Please do hop over to Smalltown Dreamz and take a look!

Thank you so much Stephanie for featuring my quilt!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Fancy a Walk in the Woods?

Here it is at last, my finished Walk in the Woods cot quilt.  

It's just a simple charm square quilt, with stitch in the ditch machine quilting, as I wanted the adorable little characters to speak for themselves;

And the back is a co-ordinating red and pink.

It looked so pretty hanging in my garden...

I wanted to leave it there.  But that wouldn't be sensible. So I just took one last photo...

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Monday, 18 June 2012

Introducing the Kukla Dolls

Ok, so it has taken me longer to blog about my most recent quilt than it has taken to make it.  Mainly because I have been waiting for an opportunity to get outside and photograph it, and trust me, waiting for a sunny day has taken a long time!  But here we are at last, mid June, and thankfully the sun seems to have resumed service. 

So anyway, I would like to introduce you to the Little Kukla Dolls.  Aren't they cute?!

And I rather like the pairs of little love birds on the back too;

I wanted to make another cot sized quilt that was a complete departure from the usual colours I would go for (ie. girly pink, florals, blues, purples etc.) and so it was a nice change and a lot of fun using such vibrant colours.  I loved doing the bright orange hand quilting too.  Yes, I hand quilted the whole thing with diagonal lines; I must have too much time on my hands!  But I really like the effect so I think it was worth the time investment. 

My C and G coursework is having to take a back seat for a month, as I am making lots of preparations for a certain little girl's 3rd birthday party - A Flower Fairies Tea Party to be precise.  Flower Fairies fabric arrived on my doorstep last week, and it's crying out to be made into bunting.  I am going to make lots of other bits and bobs too, not necessarily sewing related, but you will have to wait until after the big day to see them ;-)

I have another busy week ahead, which might just include worshiping the elusive sun when it shines.  I hope the sun is shining for you too. x

Monday, 11 June 2012

A Sneek Peek and a Link Up

I shall start today by being typically British and talking about the weather.  For most of the weekend it has been drizzle.  Constant rain, grey skies, below average temperatures and the feeling that we are having yet another rubbish British summer.  Not good. 

But on the plus side of not being out sunbathing and enjoying the beaches/summer fairs/outdoor pursuits, I have indulged in a little hand quilting.  Or should I say a lot.  Once I set my mind to something then I don't stop till I'm done, and I had it in mind on Friday to make a cot sized quilt and hand quilt it by Sunday night.  Optimistic?  Perhaps.  Do-able?  Well almost!! 

It got to 11.30 Sunday evening and I only had about an hours worth of hand quilting to go, and of course then the binding, so the sensible side of me said 'go to bed.'  Which I did.  So I ok, I didn't complete my challenge, but hey, I do have 2 children to look after as well!  So anyway, here is a sneak peek of a very nearly finished cot quilt...

Hope to show you the finished article very soon! 

I am linking up with ;

Plum and June

So if you are new to my blog, it's lovely to meet you!  I shall be sure to visit your blog too if you drop by and say hello :-)

Happy Monday and here's hoping for some sunshine soon! 

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Small Blog Meet - better late than never!

I am probably the last person in blogland to join up with;

Lily's Quilts

because I have been on holiday!!  My family and I left the green pastures of Jersey and hopped over to France for a little bit of this:

before attending this;

The wedding of my oldest, dear special friend Rachel, to her husband James.  With the backdrop of rural France to get married, what more could a girl (and her guests) ask for?!  It was an amazing day, and as you can see, the bride looked stunning. 

So if you are new to my blog, it's lovely to meet you and I apologise for the lack of anything quilting related in this blog post, but I promise there is going to be lots in store in the future!