Sunday, 5 March 2017

A quilt in a day

I took a sewing class yesterday at the amazing Sew Creative. I've popped in there a few times on my trips back and forth between Norfolk and Portsmouth and the welcome has always been warm. Jo is bursting with creative energy and has a wealth of workshops on offer. I particularly wanted to learn how to make a quilt, with all the finishing touches, so have been very keen to take one of the 'Sew a quilt in a day' classes. When I spotted that there was a class running on a Saturday, I booked a place. The class uses a pack of 54 5" charm squares and I picked out a rather lovely batik collection called 'Latitude' by Kate Spain. It was so interesting to see how the quilt came together and I shall definitely be making more, now that I know how to attach the backing and binding. I think Snoopydog and I will have a sewing day together over the Easter holidays so I can show her how to make one. To say I am pleased with it is a bit of an understatement! I love the soft colours of all the batiks blending together. The pattern is called a 'disappearing nine patch' and it's very clever how it all works. When I make another one, I'll show you how it all comes together. In the meantime, here are a couple of photos ...

At the moment, it's on the arm of the sofa, and I'm sure it won't be long before I find Flo curled up on it. What's mine is hers after all! I need to do a little more quilting on it, so will probably do that next weekend. 

I bought some rather pretty fibre for spinning from Marianne over at Picperfic's Fluff-n-Stuff this week. Marianne's colours are always gorgeous and I couldn't resist this braid. I just need more hours in the day to do all the creative things I'd like to! The tulips were from a friend, such a lovely gesture. 

Before I go, I must tell you who's won the February giveaway. There were 42 entries in total within the time limit and the random number generator picked number 6 - Sarah Young. Congratulations Sarah, I will be in touch with you on Ravelry to get your address. Thank you everyone for entering. There'll be another giveaway soon; I picked up a couple of treats at Unravel especially! In case you were concerned about Flo, since she hasn't featured in any photos so far, here's a picture I snapped this morning, before the rain came down!  Have a good week! xxx


VeggieMummy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous - such beautiful colours and quite an achievement for a day! Your sofa looks so cosy with all its blankets and cushions - no wonder Flo is tempted! xx

Christi said...

Your quilt is awesome, I love the batik prints - so very pretty! The wool colors are lovely too, such a soft color palette. Can you post a picture of the yarn after it is spun so we can see how it looks? Hugs to you and Flo.

Kim from Canada

janerow said...

The quilt looks great it is something else I haven't tried yet but would love to its just taking the next step.
I tend to keep on with crocheting blankets as its comfortable.
Its a good picture of Flo you can almost feel her soft paws.
Hope you have good weekend.

Jane from Norfolk