Archive for April, 2011

Crocheted Cot blanket

Crocheted cot blanket for a great nephew. Definitely made up of odds and ends but at least it will be warm!

the stitch book called this the 'urchins' stitch

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It seemed like a good time to make a quilt for fund raising at Rangiura Home. After a browse on the internet to find a contemporary style, I settled on this modern squares queen sized quilt. Although the design isn’t complicated, it does allow for the feature fabrics to make more of a statement.

This block close up shows the quilting

Actually, the back shows the quilting even better.


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The artists drawing for the laundry room

Fernhaven (Memory Support Unit) is getting four new tactile wall hangings each done by a different person. An artist has drawn up the 80cmx80cm ‘plan’ for each room. I was chuffed to get the laundry, this is how I interpreted it…

I went for a 1950's style colouring in the laundry room

a bit more of a closeup. Needs a press!

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Spiderweb Quilt

Here's the whole spiderweb quilt

I was inspired by a quilt I saw when browsing the web and had to have a go at this block. Some spiderweb quilts are made of random ‘strings’ of fabric sewn together but I prefer this regular look with fatter widths of fabric. Google spiderweb quilt if that doesn’t make sense. Finished size is 205 cm x 205 cm(81″ x 81″).

spiderweb quilt up close

oops, not all my corners matched very well

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