Saturday, 18 April 2020

Quarantine Quilt Show at Home

Happy Saturday. Since quarantine started here in the UK on the 23rd March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been joining Pokey Bolton on her Instagram live video at 9pm every evening. 
Children have rainbow and bear treasure hunts during lockdown.  Pokey suggested that we have a quarantine quilt show at home to cheer up our neighbours every Saturday during lockdown.
So we have quilts! Although Mr D thought he should hang the White Ensign flag.  For those who do not know, the Royal Navy fly this flag on their ships, boats and shore bases.
Next Saturday I must remember to hang a larger quilt!

Thursday, 9 April 2020

OPAM April

When you are 'staying at home' and need a simple task to keep some routine in your day so I am finishing some UFO's. This mini modern wall hanging quilt just need the binding and sleeve.
All hand dyed fabric.  Random machine quilted shapes.  I am inspired to make a bigger version.
I started this quilt many many moons ago.  It is a sample that I made in a workshop with Alicia Merrett.  It is wonderful to achieve finishing this task.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Pattern Hack

I really enjoy making a flat zipper case.  I have made a lot over the year to sell at craft fairs.
So it was one of the first patterns written for Bon Couture Designs.  At Bon Couture Designs, we have decided that we need to make some new samples for our social media platforms.
I made this smaller zipper case to keep all my drawing pens safe when I am out and about and to take away to France in the summer.  I love to do quick sketches of places, floral and beach inspirational things when I am on holiday.  It is a keepsake memory book.  
I saw something similar to this 'pattern hack' on Instagram.  It was a ten minute make.  I will be making some more as I think they would make a lovely gift combined with a note book/diary.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Block Three

I do not usually work with brown colour fabrics.  These brown tones are too 'vomit sick' colour for me.  But these brown fabrics are part of the fat quarter bundle so I feel that if I do not use I will never use them. 
I will make some more block using these brown fabric to see if I can begin to like them.  I think the brown fabrics are needed to be incorporated in the quilt to enhance the overall design.
Anyway that all folks until next time.


Monday, 3 February 2020

OPAM February

I am on a roll with the 'end of season' or gift box thingy.  See my last OPAM post. This purse key fob is ideal if only want to carry a key and a few coins on a trip to the shops, on the school run or dog walking.   
There are few pattern tutorial for these project on the internet. Another great sash busting projects.

I have started another sewing project that I have again seen on Instagram.  I am still tweaking with the measurements.  When I have finished I will post about it...

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Block Two

So now have make block two of my new quilt BOM.  Again this block is six inches finished.  I love the colours of this block.
 So here are both blocks.
I am writing up the instructions for Bon Couture Designs as a quilt pattern.  I have yet to decide a name for this new quilt pattern.  Any suggestions? 

Friday, 31 January 2020

OPAM January 2020

I really enjoyed getting started on this year seasonal gift projects.  I am planning to make at least one item for the 'end of year season'.  For some crafters it is tooooooo early to mention the word Christmas.
Not me, I am getting an early start with this Santa Wine Bottle Topper.  These are very popular on Instagram.
Everyone needs a key fob.  It is a great way to using up all my scraps. I will probably make a whole bunch off these key fobs for my Etsy shop and well as for my gift box.  It is always handy to have a few items made in the gift box for unexpected birthday or celebrations.

I have already started cutting out February's seasonal gift.  See you next month....