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Chinese Whisper Challenge Continues…

17 Jan


Today I completed my second A4 Quilt top for our local quilt group challenge.  The top quilt in the photo above was the inspiration and the bottom my interpretation of it.  It couldn’t be more different, I tried to follow the lines of the quilt for the basis to it, not sure.  Not sure I succeeded, it certainly changes the direction for the next quilter in line.

Linking with Nina’s ‘Off the wall Friday’

and Richard and Tanya Quilts

Enjoy your weekend.



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:)


A New Day, a New Bag

24 Apr

I made a new bag today, with some upholstery fabric, of which I have loads. The only other bags I’ve made using this fabric have been backpacks so it was really good to make something that was smaller and easily finished in half a day.  I love the colours of this fabric, there is such a range to choose from.  The chunkyness of it, although it frays easily and it takes a bit of steam and stitching to sit the seams flat, it does make up really beautifully.

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I want to get making some more bags of different shapes and sizes over the next week or so for a possible business proposition….wish me luck:)  More to be shared on that soon.

Thanks for coming over.


Design Wall Monday – playing some more

22 Apr

I got a bit hooked on making these wonky oval shapes and now have four

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They were fun to make, now I just need to figure out how to connect them and what to make…what do you think I should do?

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week:)

Linking with ‘Design Wall Monday’ with Judy @ Patchwork Times


About Texture

18 Apr

A walk round Gunnersbury Park

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A look in Jean Wells Book

Photo Courtesy of Amazon.co.uk

and I’m inspired all over again.


Fused Art Quilts – for a good measure of procrastination

28 Mar

Yes, there has been quite a bit of procrastinating the week.  Taking my mind of the 150 years challenge quilt to do something quilty without the maths.  I was doing a paper collage with my daughter and it reminded me of the Bethan Ash book I reviewed here and the american version  of the same book many moons ago.

It got me thinking how fun it would be to do something entirely fused with lots of quilting.

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Not sure this one works – but it was fun.  Perhaps more cohesion and overlapping with the fabric would be more effective.  This is a tiny 12″ by 12″ for practise and learning purposes.

Today I got busy with the back of the 150 years challenge quilt.  It seemed a shame after many hours spent making up the numbers 15o, not to use at least one of them somewhere.

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So I did…

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for the back

Next up – basting and quilting.

Linking with Nina-Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays

Creations by Nina-Marie

Thanks for reading:)


London Underground 150 Years Quilt Challenge

25 Mar

I’ve pretty much finished the body of this one and I’m happy with it:)  From what started out very differently using the numbers 150,

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it’s ended up much more like how I had originally planned it, but by cutting the circle into pie shapes of different colours and hues in order to be able to sew it back together again, inspiration was drawn from colour wheels and Caryl Bryer Fallert.

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Steep learning curve on those curves.

Just need to add the finishing touches then I can take it along to the next London Modern  Quilt Guild Meeting.

Looking forward to it.

Linking with Judy @ Patchwork Times – Design Wall Monday


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