Gardening is my passion. Well my spring/summer/autumn time passion, but I don't garden all the time especially with my poor back.
2 years ago a neighbour and I went along to a quilting class, mainly because it only cost five pounds, I was hooked. Above is the finished result of that class over 2 years later and yes I have made a mistake row 4 & 5 2nd blocks in, they shouldn't be together but hey ho! My mum said I was odd because who wants to cut up a perfectly good piece of material and sew it back together again!!!!
This was my latest quilt, made for my mum who last year was seriously ill in hospital but still managed to pull through! She is one tough cookie. A Mariners compass quilt, my father was a seafarer and died many years ago, I thought this was appropriate and she loved it.
My eldest daughter has just bought a house with her boyfriend, they currently have no heating so for Christmas I made them both lap quilts. I loved doing this Crazy Quilt as it had embellishments, I had to dig to the depths of my brain for embroidery stitches and with a little bit of help from Craftsy and its online classes we succeeded. Along with some beads and buttons. I think next time I would actually do more embellishing as you can't really see it in this photo.
Finally a quilt for K's boyfriend, his occupation would explain to you why I chose these colours, but I am not prepared to say on the world wide web
So these are just a few things I have made, I have found my love of sewing again, this year I am going to have a go at making some clothes like I used to when my girls where little but this time for me!