|AB's table runner - mauve stripes with cream background|
|HW zippy fish purse|
|HT jellyroll bag|
|Knitting bag for V|
HT belongs to Shirley Quilters. They had a project making small quilts from a girls dress block 16 inches square. She wanted to make a quilt for her grand-daughter using a smaller version of the block. I set about drafting a smaller version, made a block to see if it worked, nine blocks later, I am on the way to making a Linus dress quilt myself. Yes, they are a bit addictive.
I ran two workshops for my quilting group this year. One to make a circular zipped box and the other on fabric bowls. The bowl patterns are based on those from Fast, Fun and Easy Fabric Bowls by Linda Johansen. I have made several over the years I have had this book. The same author has written books on making fabric boxes and vases. All of the books are excellent.
|Bowl from 8 inch hexagon|
|Bowl from a 10 inch hexagon|
|Bowl from a 10 inch circle|
|Bowl from 14 inch circle|
I made a quilt for my brother-in -law and his wife. I had discussed it with my sister-in-law last year, but the fabric costs were off-putting. As they both had OH NO! birthdays this year, I thought I would make it as a present. I was pleased with the result, as I had adapted a design to match the headboard in their caravan. However, they like it so much, they brought it back home to use.
|N and C's quilt|
|Cable quilting detail|
|Linus ripple blanket|
|Amiguri crochet fiddly but fun - 5p coin for scale|
I have also made a couple of quilts for Project Linus, one from a Modern Quilt Group tutorial called Interlocking crosses. It was an exercise in using a design board. The other came from Missouri Quilt Company and is called Spring Dresden's, it has a very short video on how to make a block using tumbler and Dresden plate templates. I made the block a little bigger and added some stylised flowers, as I thought the fabrics I used a bit dull.
|24 inch square Interlocking crosses|
|Spring Dresden's quilt|
I have been asked to give a Christmas themed workshop to a WI group in November, so am currently working on some samples. I have bought some fabric to do some dressmaking. I managed to make one garment last year, it was so successful I want to make another. I have also seen some more patterns I would like to attempt. Just need to find the time. I still seem to have loads of stuff to finish off. I made a list four years ago when I retired from work, only managed to finish one item so far, and that was not even on the list.