Sunday, 29 July 2012

Seaside Themes

Here are some pictures of beach huts at Filey.  The blocks of  blues, creams, sand, greys and and greens giving images for a block design. I quite like the idea of making a quilt involving stripes of fabric, I would consider making it out of up cycled cotton shirts, leaving buttons and button holes scattered about like finds on the beach..

 I can see the quilt in a beach hut just waiting to wrap around your shoulders !

I like the blue hut

Another quilt in progress is a mixture of lines, and groupings as clusters of mussel shells, seaweed etc along with other bits and pieces washed up, which I have made into a sort of log cabin patchwork effect.

Below are some photos that suggest a quilt made of larger blocks with a linear effect with fabric and stitches 

Above photos also include a small kite/balloon display !

Back to the sewing board !

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sewing box find

vintage craft fair

Where does the time go ? Lots of piecing  of quilt tops together but must make a move on assembling the actual quilts.Went to a vintage and craft fair, and found a wooden concertina style sewing box underneath the stall just waiting to be discovered. Have lined it with pretty green paper, it just needs a couple of missing screws adding, and a little wooden handle. It came complete with lots of old buttons and some threads which I have been able to salvage. I do love a good find !

sewing box as I found it

Another useful find for my sewing bits and pieces was this small set of little drawers, great for spools, buttons and all the, odd things I seem to collect.

found in second hand shop on Anglesey

old letter press for storage

sea glass for my collection

 love to walk along the beaches collecting sea glass and shells.
Another 'find' to store seashells and glass

Back to some quilting. Happy hunting for the things you like to collect !