Thursday, 20 March 2014


Of course the half made toy, was in fact a bunny! 
He's made out of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Crofter, and I called him patch as I gave him a little patch inside his left ear. I was surprised how much I enjoyed making him and will definitely do more. Everyone who saw him fell a little in love lol My favourite bit was the uber cute tail.

Finally, here he is with his new mum :-D awwwwww

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Knitting a toy...

I'm well on the way to completing my first knitted toy in years, and yes you've guessed it, it's for Matilda! Isn't everything at the moment? Wonder if you can guess what it's going to be? 

Completed quilt for Matilda

As I've said in my prior post, this quilt is for my second cousin. I've used several different pink fabrics, many a roll of fat 8ths from called "Pinkberry" 

I used a design idea by Kaffe Fassett called 2x2, which is a series of 2" blocks joined together after I randomly placed them out on the floor. I did spend time getting the random pattern correct, and making it look balanced. Then these were stored in pinned rows and joined when I had time. 

Once when I had all 21 row if 15 squares joined, I picked a pale rose pink fabric to create my own bias binding (first time for this too!). I picked this from Viking Loom in York. I also chose a pink and white modern fabric. But upon finding out Matilda's name I couldn't resist ordering the Matilda by Roald Dahl fabric from Amazon. I picked a lightweight bamboo wadding for the middle of the quilt as I didn't want this to be a heavy quilt. 

As it divided by 3, I quilted large square 3x3 blocks across then down the quilt sandwich before applying my bias binding. 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Matilda's Quilt

This is a quilt that I've been working on since New Year, for the gorgeous Matilda :-) 
This is it just prior to quilting,and below is it quilted and ready for some home made binding! 

Here are a few recent pieces of work x

A blanket made by crochet, for Sonia Christmas 2013 

A quilt I was involved with making in my quilting bee 2013

Testing lol

Testing to see if I've cracked getting photos directly from my iPad onto here! 

This is a quilted wall hanging made for Lesley, using the Lancaster Tree design. Christmas 2013.