Trying Something New

Over the summer holidays I have been trying out something new craft wise. Beside making this dolls quilt for Little L I've not done any patchwork so I thought I'd give it another go mainly to reduce my stash of fabric.

The first thing I made was another dolls quilt but with a hexagon pattern. Most of this was done sitting in the garden on the (very few) nice days we have had here.

The next was this not very colourful quilt top. I always seem to accumulate more fabric in brown shades and most of this has been given to me or started off as clothing. When I was sewing the pieces together I found that some of the cotton blends were a bit stretchy so my joins on this aren't perfect and I also found that I wasn't that bothered about it. I must be getting less picky in my old age because not long ago I would have cut down the troublesome squares to fit perfectly or removed them. I'll have to see if the pickiness returns on my next one.

I also bought this book on quilting ( because I know nothing ) off Ebay for 99p. I think you can pick up some bargain crafty book from there as long as you don't mind them being a bit dated.

These are some blocks which I have started. I'm finding these ones a bit more fiddly and may be some time finishing this one.


Paula said...

Well, you're certainly doing a good job as both pieces are beautiful. I'm making a quilt top myself all by hand, I wonder when it'll be finished. I look forward to seeing more of yours.

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

I love the little hexy doll quilt. I think I may just have to unearth my hexies and make one too. :)