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16 January, 2012

Quilting Gone Mad

Since my first attempt at quilting, I've played around with various materials and designs and had heaps of fun exploring the art of quilting.  I'm not very good at reading or following instructions but I did get a couple of books from the library to get me started on my new crafting venture for 2012.  I love to look at the beautiful work created by others to get me inspired and quilting books and magazines are highly addictive and motivating.

I love working with fabric and particularly using strong colour.  I'm determined to make 2012 my year for creativity.

This piece is a work-in-progress, I'm not sure how it will end up, but then that's half the fun. Although this will most likely become a wall hanging.

Rolling Hills

My trouble is I usually have several crafts on the go at once.  Not only am I teaching myself to quilt but I have been doing some embroidery which I plan to incorporate into a quilt of some kind - some how!!

Check List

I recently created a premie blanket which is really basic and seeing I made heaps of blunders I had a great time covering up the mistakes.  That's what I like so much about quilting.  It allows me to explore my true creative side whilst tactfully covering up things that go wrong. It's similar to an artists canvas, if it goes horribly wrong, paint over it and start again. 

Premie Blanket


  1. You must be having so much fun Chris!

    1. Absolutely Janet, thanks for stopping by.

  2. Tks Shannon, I value your comments.

  3. Hi Chris! I'm glad you stopped by to visit me because I seem to have missed your last three posts! I don't know why they didn't show up on my updates! I am so sorry you were ill! After December, I just thought maybe you were vacationing :). But no, you were ill! But, your story post was a delight to read. Not only are you gifted in art, (and now unique and pretty) but you are such a good writer. I had to laugh at your descriptions in your writings. I felt like I was there with you at the doctors! love,andrea

  4. These make me smile Chris! Love the color and cheerfulness! Hope you have many more hours of enjoyment with your creative endeavors!


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