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Creative Week 36

All is fairly quite in the house this week as little son is away in Germany on the return part of the student exchange.  He has been to school with his partner and is staying in his house too.  He has been taken bowling and to see the sights in Frankfurt but what else he has been up to is anyones guess, as I haven’t heard from in since Friday lunchtime, I hope he is having a great time and soaking up all things German.

I have finished the corset I was making for Halloween for my cousins daughter.  It was posted last Monday so should have arrived in Utah by now,  I am expecting photos of it being worn sometime soon. (hint hint)  But to be going on with here is a photo taken on my design wall.

Halloween Corset

This photo does not do it justice.  I really enjoyed making it apart from inserting the eyelets, there are 28 of them.

This weeks quilt idea.  Urban Mod Lattice

Urban Mod lattice

So called because I have again used Art Gallery Fabrics this time from the range called Urban Mod

This quilt measures approximately 72″ square, the blocks are set on point, in a 4 by 4 grid.  There are 3 different blocks, one being a plain square.

Urban Mod Lattice block 2

Urban Mod Lattice block 1

Follow these links for fabric yardage:- Urban Mod Lattice Fabric requirements and rotary cutting info:- Urban Mod Lattice block 1 Rotary Cutting info.JPG

Urban Mod Lattice block 2 Rotary Cutting info.JPG

Urban Mod Lattice block 3 Rotary Cutting info.JPG

Urban Mod Lattice 2nd Half block for top bottom and sides Rotary Cutting info.JPG

Urban Mod Lattice Top Bottom and side half blocks Rotary Cutting info.JPG

Urban Mod Lattice corner block Rotary Cutting info.JPG

and the borders:- Urban Mod Lattice side Border Rotary Cutting info.JPG  Urban Mod Lattice Top and Bottom Border Rotary Cutting info.JPG

Another variation Autumn Lattice  again using Art Gallery Fabrics this time from the Elements ranges of Oval Elements and Pure Elements

Autumn Lattice

Thanks for visiting, until next week. x

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Creative Week 35

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One of the biggest UK textile events of the year happens this coming week –

The Knitting and Stitching Show

10th – 13th

Knitting and Stitching Show

Alexandra Palace, London

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=45

This week has been a week of harvesting the last few tomatoes and making chutney.

Big son has finally planted the daffodils we bought together last week, not many only about 200 in our small front garden.  I won’t show any photos now as there is nothing to see but wait until next spring.  He has also revamped this garden, moved plants and changed the lawn from an odd shaped rectangle to a circle, which to me seems to be getting smaller by the day – He assures me it isn’t.

Today’s roast dinner is in the oven along with a loaf of bread for sandwiches for everyone to take to work tomorrow.

Roast Pork and Bread

This weeks quilt idea has been designed using Art Gallery Fabrics from their Elements range.

I have used PE – 440 Macchiatto, PE – 422 Chocolate, PE – 421 Honey and PE – 436 Creme de la Creme from their Pure Elements

GG – 8520 Dark Glitter from Living Elements and

LE – 209 Ebony from Lace Elements

I hope you like.  All the usual info will follow the photos.

Coffee and Cream Medallion Quilt.

Coffee and Cream Medalion Quilt 72 inches square

This quilt is made up of 4 blocks.

Coffee and Cream central block

Central medallion block

Link for rotary cutting info – Coffee and Cream central block Cutting info.JPG

Coffee and Cream block for borders 1 and 4

Block for borders 1 and 4

Link for rotary cutting info – Coffee and Cream block for borders 1 and 4 Cutting info.JPG

Coffee and Cream block for border 2

Border 2 block

Link for rotary cutting info – Coffee and Cream block for border 2 Cutting info.JPG

Coffee and Cream block for border 3

Border 3 block

Link for rotary cutting info – Coffee and Cream block for border 3 Cutting info.JPG

The following links are for the fabric requirements in yards – Coffee and Cream Fabric Requirements Yards.JPG

Until next week , thanks for visiting. X

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