Friday, 30 March 2012

Bear With Me - Again!

I dragged out the old knitting machine to work on a jumper for this bear. I used a handy little tool that helps me to create the raglan sleeve. I'm nearly there with the finished version. Will keep you posted. I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Behind The Scenes

Here's another set of log cabin style blocks. I work from the centre out, spiralling around as I go. If you look closely at the reverse side you can see how it builds up. Confused? I could show you step by step, but that would mean entering my patchworked mind! Any offers?

Monday, 19 March 2012

Bear With Me

I've been working on a new bear design, these are my first attempts.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Piece Work

I have pieced together the first 4 blocks of my next quilt. I really enjoyed making Rob's birthday quilt last year, but it was such a mad rush to get it finished in time for the big day, that I didn't do it justice (I keep noticing things that I'd like to change on it and gaps in the stitching - oooops!). So this time I've planned the whole quilt, collected all the fabrics together and finally cut out all the strips during the weekend. So now it's up to me to make up the 100 squares that I'll need to make a double bed sized quilt to match Rob's, but this time there's no deadline to meet so hopefully there won't be any crazy stitching unless I'm having a crazy day of course!