Posted in September 2012

Log Cabin Quilt – Literally!

I have always found the names of quilting techniques funny such as log cabin, flying geese and broken dishes so I decided to make something that represented this. In the form of a quilt, I have decided to create a landscape with a log cabin house in the mountains and a goose flying over the house … Continue reading

Needle Felting: Mark Two!

I decided after creating my first successful needle felted dog (Needle Felting Success!) that I would try again, this time working on the dog’s stability and looks. To make it look more like a dog and not a polar bear, I worked with brown wool roving and made it plumper than I had last time … Continue reading

Saxophone Cushion

It is my friends birthday coming up and I knew I had to come up with an amazing present. I know that she plays the saxophone so I decided to make her a saxophone that she could hug all the time and leave out in the open rather than keeping it inside its case. The … Continue reading

Test: Hexagon Paper Piecing

A couple of weeks ago, I bought some hexagon paper piecing templates after receiving Tacha Bruecher’s new hexagon paper piecing book: Hexa Go-go. Finally, I have had the opportunity to have a go at it! As I read Tacha’s basic instructions, I was very pleased as they were easily set out with lovely visuals that … Continue reading

Needle Felting Success!

Over the past couple of years, I have tried and tried to needle felt (a lot of the time unsuccessfully) but through a few new additions, I have finally been able to make it work! To begin the process, I tried to make a needle felted bear from Mollie Makes issue 16 but near the end, … Continue reading

Valentine Quilt

Today I was able to finally finish the binding on my first “proper” quilt – the “Valentine” quilt design from the book The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. I followed the instructions to complete the binding which suggested using a type of slipstitch in a coloured thread the same as the binding. Unfortunately I did … Continue reading

The Near-Finished Quilt

Yesterday I was able to get my first “proper” quilt back from Hobbysew.  They did the machine quilting, sandwiching my quilt top, wadding and backing altogether in a lovely butterfly and flower design. I am very excited with how my quilt has turned out: To make my quilt, I used a Robert Hoffman Bali Pop- “Pink … Continue reading

Origami Crane

My brother came home from school a couple of days ago with 31 pieces of origami paper and instructions to use all the paper to create origami cranes in order to help the school make 1000 paper cranes that will be strung together. Of course, I was the one who ended up making them over … Continue reading

The Blank Slate

Today I started pulling apart my bargain stool to start the process of reholstering. To begin, I pulled all the staples out of the bottom using a flat head screwdriver and pliers for the parts that were really stuck into the wood. To make it easier, I removed the legs of the stool which I am … Continue reading