Thursday, 19 April 2012

Hello

Hello!   My goodness I didnt realise I hadn't posted for that long lol! 

Well I've still been doing some crafting but I've taken some time off card making to learn how to quilt! 

I have started a quilting course at a local shop which is really fun and I am enjoying learning something new but the class is only once a month at the moment.  Each month I learn how to make a different block which should eventually end up being a double quilt but it is gonna take some time lol! 

I am already a sewer and have made a few bits of clothing in the past and lots of curtains for my family, friends and my own home but I have always wanted to quilt so I thought I would give it a go.  I've already made a quilted cushion using the 'log cabin' design and I am now in the process of making a set of placemats which are  made using the 'dresden plate' design.  I have also made a beautiful babies quilted blanket out of flannel fabric for my best friend Kerry who is soon to have a baby boy!  It was so easy to do that I'm going to make a couple more for her.  I got the idea for the babies quilt from a wonderful quilting company called the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  The shop is in America but they have a really good forum for quilters and such wonderful fabrics and notions in their shop!  Do make sure you visit their website.  The owner, Jenny, does wonderful Youtube videos of various quilts and other items such as table runners, xmas decorations and many more wonderful things and she shows you such an easy way of quilting!  You really need to check them out, just go to Youtube and type in the name and a huge list of videos come up.  I'm addicted lol!  The baby blanket is called a 'Self Binding Baby Quilt'.  You can see the video here!

Anyway, I will be back soon to post pictures of the sewing projects that i've done so far and pictures of the blocks that I am making at my quilt class.  am now off to do some more sewing :-)

Happy crafting!

Hugs,   
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