Sunday, 22 July 2012

Block-a-bye Baby

Welcome to the world baby Joel - hope you enjoy these bouncy building blocks.

It was great to make something for a little boy for a change, allowing me to use some beautiful tortoise fabric I got whilst in New York and car fabric given to me from Australia - truly international!

Other fabrics include a supersoft green check (apparently used by Jack Willis!) and remnants from a favourite shirt that no longer fits. I also made Joel a pair of matching booties - perfect for kicking over the a tower of blocks.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Ups and Downs Quilt

I've made this quilt as a wedding present for our good friends Lara and John who got married today! Its the first time I've used fabrics from just one collection - Cut Out and Keep by Cloud 9.

I choose this range of fabrics as the material is beautiful, soft and the colours will complement most  room decor schemes.

I used this quilt as an opportunity to practice my zig zag rows and I'm so pleased with how it worked out. I hope the quilt will keep Lara & John warm and cosy whatever ups and downs they face in the years to come!