Saturday, 28 May 2016

Feather Quilt

My second quilt of the year is a wedding present for friends who have finally decided to tie the knot.

The photos were taken in the evening just before hitting the road to Devon and the most beautiful wedding venue - the light is low and warm making the soft grey fabric around each feather glow.

The pattern is from Anna Maria Horner - called Feather Bed Quilt and is super easy to follow.

I kept the back simple with strips of the scrap fabric between the delicate pattern of this Makower print.

Finished off with a light brown dot for the binding.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Lexicon - Words of Wisdom

I was given these lovely vintage Lexicon cards as a gift from a dear friend. Although I knew I wanted to use them to make a piece of art, it has taken me ages to decide on the right words or message.

Finally I decided on this:

It's my version of 'don't be like the rest of them, darlin' that is attributed to a number of people (Coco Chanel and Eudora Welty, American writer).

I think it is the perfect message for the kids as they get older and I know conformity will dominate their decisions.

I also like what it adds to our living room - which is slowly getting there!