Thursday, 2 February 2012

something new...

I decided to embark on a new project.  A little while ago I was inspired by a quilt from Cathy at Cabbage Quilts. She produced a couple of these Kaffe Fasset quilts , hand pieced, from a book Caravan of Quilts. In my haste , I purchased what I considered a bargain on Amazon, only to find that I had bought the German version!!
Not to be deterred, I can work from the pictures and diagrams for this quilt, so all will be well. I just hope I have chosen a good set of fabrics , only time will tell. Here is the start of it.

 The book was a bargain at £14- when I looked for an English version it was about £90 or something ridiculous! I guess it may be out of print? I may have to get Cathy to translate some of it if I get stuck!!

Another little project I undertook was meant to be a soft playball for the new baby that is expected at my neighbours. It was only when I tried to sew it up that I realised I had made it from hexagons instead of pentagons- therefore there was no way in the world it was going to become a ball! Plan B was that  I made 2 hexagon rosettes and sewed them up  an put some filling in, and added a ribbon - it is now a ??door hanger? cot hanger?? I am not sure that I can give it as a gift as they may not know what it is for!!

I think it is quite sweet!

Well, thats me done for tonight- it is sooo cold, I am going to snuggle up under the duvet with my book.


  1. Hello, lovely to meet you and thank you for becoming a follower. I didn't realise there were so many of us crafty people out there! xxx

  2. HI EmmaI love to see what other people are doing, there are so many lovely things being produced- I am in awe most of the time!I found you thro the versatile blogger thingy!( I think) .

  3. Hello, just popped over from the log cabin! I have become a follower and am looking forward to seeing what else you are going to be patchworking! I recognise the pin cushions from your header, I made one for myself from a book by Emma Hardy, Quilting in no time book!

  4. Hi Anne, thanks for dropping by- I have that book too! I love the way blogs lead you to other blogs, you never know who you are going to find next! Love your quilt- I have one waiting to be quilted but am very nervous about actually doing the quilting as I tend to get puckering!! You are on my blog list now!
    Heather x