Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A little bit of snow, a little bit of patchwork (plus a 9 patch tutorial).

 Hello lovely reader, we finally got some snow in the New Forest! It's been pretty cold all week so it's about time too.

Winding walkway at Bolderwood.
Little Wren
 It wasn't enough to build a snowman but it was better than nothing and even a little bit of snow is exciting, don't you think?
Yay! Snow!!!

Winter Woodland
Little Sparkles first Snow Day
One of my lovely friends has just had a little girl so I am afraid the quilt from last week has been abandoned for the moment whilst I make up some little patchwork blankets. They aren't quilts, but a patchwork top with a fleece backing. That way baby can use them right away (as quilts are not recommended for under 1 years old) and a smaller size is perfect for car seats and prams.
 I am still making up the larger one so I will share a picture of that one next time.

Making up the 9 patch blocks.
Such cute fabric. I got these as a pack of fat quarters from Fabric Land.

I added this puffy heart shaped ribbon taggy in the corner for a bit of fun and interest.

Here is a little disappearing nine patch tutorial. I made it a while ago, but if you are new to quilting or want to try it, this block is a really good way to get that patchwork effect. It is pretty much my 'go to' block.

So I will leave you with this pretty starry night picture and hope you have fun this week whether it is out in the snow, in your craft room creating or just being snuggled up inside in the warm!

Love Amber x x x

1 comment:

  1. I love the ribbon taggy, such a lovely idea. We, too have had a sprinkling of snow which looks nice but is causing havoc on the roads.