Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Whirly Wheels quilt in progress

I decided to learn how to sew, including clothes and quilting. Like I don't have enough hobbies, right?

So here's my first big project- a quilt. This is the completed top section, made from a Moda Bakeshop pattern. The fabric is a Moda jelly roll in "Arcadia", which I love. I've got brown backing fabric, and then I'm going to attempt to quilt it, using blue thread on the underside and brown on the top. I'm going to quilt in the ditch as I think that will be easiest on my first go.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Robyn's new jumper

Robyn's new jumper, originally uploaded by Bright Side.

I finally finished some knitting! The pattern is Baby Shell by Carey Huffman, yarn is RYC Cashcotton. I found the yarn a bit more fluffy than I would have liked- I should have realised that with some angora/cashmere content it was going to be fluffy! It's turned out really nicely though. I liked the pattern very much- it's simple but works really well, plus there are no buttons for my little monster to try and eat! I might try and handspun version next.