Thursday, 17 May 2012

My Creative Space : Quilt blocks and a necklace

My mother-in-law encouraged me to join in with a quilt club hosted by Cherry Pie Bernina (Levin) – for some reason that link isn’t working at the time of writing this.

Basically you pick a colour theme and and then get 1 block at a time with instructions and hints on how to put it together. I was a bit late to start as I was busy with the Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge. I’m really enjoying trying some different quilt styles and techniques.

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hmmm … I did iron them I promise!

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… I blame these little curious hands!

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I’ve just about caught up, just about to start my third block – a twin star.

In other crafting endeavours, I was asked how I made my necklace I was wearing in yesterday's Wardrobe Wednesday post.

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It’s pretty simple really, I just got a long strip of fabric which I folded in half right sides together, sewed down the long raw edge and one end and then turned it in the right way. Then I tied knots and put beads inside or outside as I desired (I used beads of all sizes – they were just what I had.)Then I hand sewed up the open edge to finish.

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You can tie it at whatever length you want.

I hope that makes sense Jess?

Joining in with our creative spaces – at it’s new home – check it out!

Jen x

1 comment:

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Ooh quilting...the blocks are lovely, looking forward to seeing a finished product! I am thinking of buying a charm pack and making a little quilt for Lucy...but I'm worried my attention span is too short!!