Sunday 25 July 2010

A new craft

As the summer holidays are here I thought I'd take some time to try something new. A new craft obviously. I've always wanted to make a partchwork quilt, and now is the time.

So my eldest and I went off for some supplies; we have a fantastic quilt shop in our local town.

We chose a jelly roll. I know nothing about quilting, so thought it might be the easiest start. Might be, might not...only time will tell.

Lots of beautiful strips of fabric in pinks, yellows, browns and blue (her favourite colour).

But firsts things first, we need to cut some background fabric into strips ready to sew...

We're not scared....

I'll keep you posted!


  1. lol love that last photo :-) great fabrics there, have fun fun fun quilting.

  2. ooooo, can't wait to see the progress and the finished quilt....very excitin' ;o)

    good to try something new!


    hello gorgeous xxx

  3. Oooh, good luck with it!
    My mum made me a patchwork quilt when I was younger. I can't remember how long it took, but she finished it in 1997 (when I was 12), and we put a patch on the back with the date and a celebratory poem I wrote :)
    I still use it all the time, it lives on the back of my sofa for naps and cold nights xx

  4. ah quincifer that's a lovely story - I hope chloe keeps hers (better make it good!) But brilliant idea to put a little patch on it. I'm going to do that too.

    thanks hello gorgeous! it is going to be fun to see how it turns out. No idea how long it'll take though!

    Thanks Mrs Sweetpea!! i know, I'd just shown her the picture and told her to get on with it then!


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