Sunday, November 30, 2008

Inspiration

Inspired by Lucy Locket, I have started a mini quilt wall of my own.
I've been busy this weekend making another couple of orders for aprons - all done!
Inspiration this time from Ric Rac.  I had a go at a mini quilt with selvedges for my new mini quilt wall, with my special Annie Fabric that my friends gave me.
Inspiration this time from Chooky Blue - thanks Chook for inspiring me to get my stipple foot out again and have a go at machine quilting.  It was quick on a mini quilt and a great result.  


This is my felting project gone wrong, and now I use it for a special curtain to shield my african violets.  I promised someone I would post these pics.

. . .  and finally, my clever girl . . .  
She was quiet in her room, beavering away for ages, and then showed me this.  Wow, I just love the things she makes.

18 comments:

ozjane said...

Now that is a thought...the curtain over the African Violets. I have always had them on the kitchen window sill...it is long and gets the afternoon sun. I used to have a half curtain, but I guess it is getting time to pull the awning blind down. They are doing so well...a few burnt leaves but I have even reverted to propegating them. Bought a lovely soft pink on the other day. Trouble with propogating is you have to have space to put them.
Strange how we change. I once had indoor plants everywhere. I must have sucumbed to them being out of fashion a while back, but am reviving enthusiasm to start re potting etc.
Keep up the good work at that quilting. Yummy.

Jodie said...

What a great post annie, lots of lovely thing s to look at ....is one of your mini quilts hanging on a chopstick by chance?

Guðrún said...

It looks like your girl is talented like you.

Chookyblue...... said...

LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS HERE AND i AM PLEASED (OPPS TURN OFF CAPS) to have inspired you to get some stippling done........and the crafty juices are flowing in your house.......

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Yay! I never thought I'd get to be an inspiration to anyone!!!!

Love your new quilty craftiness and your daughter's bracelet is fabulous!

Lucy xxx

our shabby cottage said...

Hi Annie! Gee you have been busy being sick haven't you!!!
Love the wall, love the aprons, love the felt curtain!!
Love the bracelets too - it must run in the family!!

Bernadette said...

Everything is lovely Annie and your daughter obviously inherited her mother's talent,very clever and creative.

edward and lilly said...

I love your mini quilt, reminds me I need to get back on to some serious quilting this week.

jacquie said...

i love the idea of a mini quilt wall. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your little selvedge quilt. it's wonderful.

picciolo said...

wow! I love your aprons and quilts, and that felting project doesn't look like it went wrong, it looks great! And what a gorgeous bracelet, a clever girl indeed!
: )

Carrie P. said...

Selvages make some great quilts. Your daughter is very talented like her mother.

Melanie said...

Hia Annie, lovely bags in the previous post- catching up. What a talented daughter you have.

beautiful quilting. I really ought to sit down and talk to my machine about quilting, that and read a manual. LOL

Do you have Ikea? If so they do a cheap rail which can have clips as well as rings, which is good for a mini quilt wall if something doesn't have a sleeve or tabs.

Leanne said...

What a busy girl you have been....I to have had a felting disaster....... and a clever daughter like her mum.

Jenny said...

I love the idea of a mini quilt wall-yours is looking great! You have been very busy and productive with lots of wonderful projects! Your daughter has got those creative genes all right!

sandra said...

Lots of beautiful things! I love the mini quilt!

Tom and Cindy said...

Lovely blog. I have been following it for a while now. Today is Blog Comment Day. I couldnt pass this opportunity up.
Love all the photos and your writing.
Hope you have a perfect day
Cindy

Catherine said...

What a clever girl!!! Both of you! Love the bracelet and your selvedge mini quilt is very sweet!! Cathy

silverpebble said...

Just browsing over tasty muffins and thought I'd drop by (via Trash). Lovely lovely miniquilt - those selvedges are beautiful - oh how I wish I had a sewing machine and knew how to use it. Your girl is very very clever - fab bracelet!