Tag Archives: Appliqué

Fused Art Quilt

12 Jan


It’s the new year, so why not challenge myself to something I’ve never done before?

We were set a challenge at the local quilt group I attend, taking inspiration from a photograph or picture chosen by another member we had to create a quilt top, A4 size, to pass onto the next person, who then takes inspiration from only the quilt top previous in line, creating a ‘Chinese whisper’ effect when they create their own piece.  Each member submitted their own picture, none of which we see apart from the one given to us at the start of this challenge.  It’s going to be fun seeing how the theme developed at the end of six months.  Looking for tips from Melody Johnson and her fibremania blog, this quilt top was totally constructed by fusing fabric, I added the stitching today.  The process was exciting and something I will definitely try again.

Happy new year.

If you are looking for more inspiration head over to Nina’s Off The Wall Friday where I will be linking this post:)



Floating Mask

3 Jan

It’s a mini, 14″ square, all appliquéd free motion quilted with some of the hand dyed fabric I made last year.

Finished yesterday as a new year’s present.

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I like the idea of mini’s this year.  Quick and to do with lessons learned.

Hope you are all enjoying the first week in the new year.


Linking with Nina-Marie Creations… quilts,art… whatever

Don’t be Duped

29 Oct

Image courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

I was lucky to receive a copy of this by my mum in the post today.  She pre-ordered it because she thought it was different to the title below.

Image courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

Just two different publishers…

Full review of this book can be seen here, when I borrowed a copy from the library and a review which tells the tale here.

Enjoy your week.


September Makes – Linking with Lily’s Quilts

3 Oct

Months do have a habit of disappearing so quick – September was month of celebrating small projects for me –

Some Mo’ Blocks for Danielle.



A few Oilcloth Bags


An Oilcloth Tennis Racquet Cover

And a bit of appliqué practice 

Linking with Lily’s Quilts Fresh Sewing Day

Lily's Quilts
Thanks for stopping by,

Appliqué Lesson No.1

16 Sep

To take my mind off my little one starting nursery tomorrow, I think I’m more nervous than she is, I tried a little appliqué project my mum sent me over here.

I’ve said before, I find this trickier than it first appears.  I followed the clear instructions….

and tried the triangles and square shapes.

Questions to be answered:

What is the best size stitch length and width for satin stitching, excluding the tapering at corners?

What foot does one recommend for this type if stitching.  I found it hard to see the corners with the foot I used.

Would you recommend a walking foot?

Next lesson will cover curves and corners – till then, enjoy your week.


Parcel Delivery and a Little Project on Applique

1 Sep

I have a lovely mum, she has been quilting for a long time and her work is beautiful!  We have more than one of her pieces hanging in our flat, but this is my favourite.

Her work is fine, thoughtful and of true inspiration to me.

In most of my mum’s work she uses appliqué and she sent me this little parcel packed with lots of gorgeous fabric bundles, a basting tool and some appliqué pieces with instruction for me to try.

Can’t wait to get stuck into this parcel of fun – thanks mum!

Appliqué Outside The Lines – some books for the library?

19 Aug

Applique outside the lines with piece o’cake designs

Applique Outside the Lines: With Piece O' Cake Designs

Photo: courtesy Amazon.co.uk

The New Applique Sampler: Learn to Applique the Piece O'Cake Way

Photo courtesy Amazon.co.uk

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