It Started With Alice

Creation of hand made quilts

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More discipline is required

Do hope I manage to get this up and running on a more regular basis - have been working hard.

More Later.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scandinavian Stitches and other stuff

Purchased a copy of Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman from Amitie (

Lovely book with some really great ideas, Made a road cushion and some little dolls. Enjoying the book.
My favorite doll is this one above. Had great fun with these. The book is well worth a look.

Also got inspiration from  a Russian doll fabric and made this cushion, linen and liberty with some piping I made from the green spot. The little dolls are cut outs from the Russian doll fabric.

Monday, August 29, 2011

about time I added a post

I am really going to try and make time for adding to this blog weekly at least - will see how I go.

Am really enjoying reading lots of other crafty blogs including - one flew over, quarter of and inch, patchwork on central park and many others.
Have been attempting to finish this quilt I must have started a year ago - the hand quilting has taken me some time. The pattern and most of the fabric for this came from Amitie - Where I also took a class in the hand quilting with perle thread which was excellent and very useful.

Once this is complete I just have to finish my Alice quilt - idea for this came from Patchwork on Central Park with many liberty prints from my stash as well as the gorgeous Alice double voile - enlarged the Alice print to embroider and applique some of the blocks. and got the wicked Queen after going to see the movie. also learnt the trick of chopping up a big nine patch see photo's enjoyed making this enormously but have not yet put this all together.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Working in the garden

Our veggie garden is finally producing some edible delights, the beans are fantastic and so are the French radishes, not enough strawberries though.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday 15th February 2011

Picked up these beautiful Anna Marie Horner Little folks fat eighths before Christmas from one of my favorite quilting shops Amitie Textiles  finally got them out teamed with some sketchflower from the fantastic Patchwork on Central park and maybe this gorgeous blue liberty sunflower for a quilt for my great nephew who has just been born.  Hope to get some ideas and start cutting soon.

Any help would be appreciated.