Monday, April 27, 2009

Lucky Find

A few weekends ago my sewing friends and I attended a new arts/craft market in Hobart. We were delighted to discover lots of hand crafted goodies including exquisite cards and stationery, designer children's clothing, fabric bags, quirky softies and jewellery.

The work of one designer particularly caught my eye and I found it very hard to drag myself away from her stall. I finally decided on this necklace and matching clips. Seeing as my family are always having a go at me about being late, I felt the Alice in Wonderland rabbit and I could co exist very happily.

Hope you like them too.
Warmly Lenna

Monday, April 6, 2009

Please Help - Redwork Patterns or Nursery Rhyme Quilt?

I have a quilt design dilemma. My sketch journal is over flowing with two new quilt designs. The first is a nursery rhyme quilt that has been floating around in my mind for a whole year. It was such a relief to get it out onto paper. The second is a design for series of Redwork patterns that can be combined into a quilt. It came to mind a few weeks ago. So now my dilemma is which to start on first. I have been looking at both designs for over a week now but find myself paralysed with in decision. Perhaps you could help me.

Which quilt would you like to see complete first.

The nursery Rhyme quilt will combine needle turn applique and hand embroidery. I had heaps of fun trying to decide which rhymes to include, there are so many that I love. Here is a sneak peek at two of the blocks.

There are twelve blocks in total.
The redwork patterns are based on the song "let me tell you about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees" and look something like this:

So what do you think, will it be the Redwork patterns that I start on or the Nursery Rhyme Quilt?


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