Archive for May, 2011

I made this quilt a while ago but haven’t posted it before ‘cos I was saving it for Amy’s Quilt Festival. However I just can’t seem to link to it (being a bit techno challenged! If you want to see some great quilts, you’ll find some at “http://amyscreativeside.com/” Click on the festival button and hey presto.

My crazy quilt was inspired by wanting to capture the look of cross section slides of muscle striations – those red cells look amazing under the microscope. I wanted to practise some embroidery stitches as well as having a quilt to work on in the evenings, so making up crazy quilting blocks then embellishing each join filled in many winter months. Every time I look at this quilt, the vibrant reds and hours I spent doing it give me a real buzz!

Crazy quilt for a queen sized bed. 82"x82"


Embroidery close up on seam



One of the aims was to learn new stitches


Happy with the snail


and the pukeko


The quilting is stitch in the ditch and buttons are sewn on the underside at the midddle of each block to hold the layers together.

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Knitted Beanies

I’m still on a knitting streak. These beanies were adapted from ‘Pattern Central’ patterns. Hmm, what next…

slightly slouchy hat in 12 ply


Eyelet pattern in 12 ply


Wave cable in chunky 14ply.

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I seem to have the knitting bug at the moment so I kicked off with a baby sweater and a simple cable pattern.

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