It Started With Alice

Creation of hand made quilts

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.