Monday, 2 July 2012
Suzy Ultman's Critter Community line and the pink print above and the red print below are both from Darlene Zimmerman's Adventures with Alice.
a workshop on this in the autumn and wanted the photo for the website and the quilt to hang in the studio. So I machine quilted in the ditch around the blocks and the border. But my stupid machine is so rubbish that it's just puckered all the borders. Hand quilting with coloured perle cotton has helped a bit, but I really do need to upgrade my machine!
Adventure's with Alice on the border, I think it's sweet 'Toytown' style works really well on a child's quilt. That lovely vintage bluey-greeny-yellow fabric used to be my colleague Sarah's old maternity blouse. I must have stared at it lustfully so often that when she had finished with it she cut it in two and gave me half! Thanks Sarah :)
I found an old vintage sheet that belonged to my Grandad to use for the back.
Overall I think it would make a really sweet cot quilt or wall hanging for a child's room. I really enjoy using Lu's technique and she was very kind and generous when she said she didn't mind me giving a workshop in it. It's really adaptable and I have lots more ideas about how I would like to use it in future quilts.
One more thing, I discovered a wonderful new blog/website recently called Bustle and Sew. Helen produces an e-magazine every month as well as countless newsletters each one bursting with free patterns and advice about embroidery, patchwork and sewing. I am truly staggered by the quality and quantity of her output! And in this month's magazine she has featured me as her blog of the month, thanks Helen!