Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Monkey's Christmas Present

Finally, I can show you what I made for the Monkey. I wanted to make a quilt using fabrics with pin-ups on them but as I couldn't find any I liked I had to design my own and had them printed on spoonflower.com.

I used images of Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and more and had swatches printed to use as centre pieces in the quilt blocks. I also used fabrics that show doodles I did by hand and then played with on spoonflower. This is the result with a black white and red colourstory which has a certain significance to us.

The back is made in a similar design but using Kaffe Fassett fabrics in jewel colours instead.

(Very sorry for the bad quality pictures, I took them on the iPhone and they didn't turn out very well. The colours on the back are more purple, turquoise and black rather than red as in the photos. My digital camera isn't much better than the iPhone actually, especially in bad lighting conditions. Shame you can't see what we see.)

I hope you like it.

Love. Nadine

Thursday, 23 December 2010

What I'm working on

I have been really slow lately and haven't been able to do much quilting. But now my flight home have been cancelled and I am staying in England with Monkey's family over the holidays I might as well do something productive.

This is another reversible quilt-as-you-go project with Amy Butler on one side and Far Far Away 1 on the other. I am experimenting a bit again anc will try to see if I can do it without having to use sashing. Let's see if it works.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and a relaxing holiday, oh and not to forget: may you have lots of beautiful fabric in your stockings :)

Merry Christmas!

Love, Nadine

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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Leonie's Pencil Roll

Hurrah. Another Christmas pressie finished. This one if for Monkey's niece Leonie and I think she will really love it. She paints and draws all the time and to my shame I have to admit she's shown me off a few times. Her artwork is very creative and a lot less confined compared to mine. Maybe I am showing my age there.

I saw a similar pencil case on Oh Fransson! and thought I should try it. It is very straight forward and one doesn't need a pattern for it. I am very happy with the result and think it turned out quite nicely for a first try.

I am thinking of making more of these and maybe selling them in my etsy shop once I have one. I could also personalize them if customers wish it. Hopefully in the new year, well, that's the plan anyway.

I hope you like it.

Love, Nadine