In August I will be teaching at the Stitch Gathering in Edinburgh, I am so excited to be doing this and looking forward so much to meeting some bloggers that I only know online.
If you have been dithering over whether or not to go, dither no more, I think there might be very, very few tickets left.
So my class will be Crazy Patchwork, a really traditional technique, but I hope to give it a modern twist. My only samples were quite trad, full of lace and mother of pearl buttons, nice, but didn't really fit the bill.
I quite like to stick to one colour family when I crazy piece, maybe I like it to look crazy but not demented? Anyway I started to make little blocks, all by hand and then a plan came together that meant I just had to buy the Ikea Duktig bed..........
I really had fun putting these wee blocks together and hopefully my finished quilt will inspire my class in August.
And hopefully in the not too distant future a certain wee someone will be happy to put her dollies to bed using this quilt. I have a great notion to make a pile of little quilts and turn the bed into
my her very own Princess & the Pea.
Early makes in April were Bee blocks, these ones for Judith's Bee Blessed,
and for Di, in the Bee a Brit Stingy, these Sprout blocks.
I made a couple of little things,
my Biscornus pinnie
and my squinty triple zippie pouch.
I received this fab quilt,
My hexie quilt went on show in an exhibition,
and I rounded off April by making a birthday gift of an embroidery pouch - the dimensions and interior followed the instructions in Ayumi's brilliant Patchwork Please.......
I honestly didn't chicken out making a pieced front, it's just that I really wanted to showcase my chosen fabric for my mushroom loving friend!!
A good month April - linking to Lynne's Fresh Sewing Day.