Sunday, 2 December 2012

A quilt for Innes...

A few  pictures of a quilt I made for a special wee boy named Innes. A simple herring bone design with vintage fabrics and a wee bit of Liberty tana lawn. 

Fabric selection...

On the design wall...

Close ups...

Cait xx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

A stitch in time...

I have a new finished quilt to share today :) 

I am really happy with this one; it is fresh, colourful and vibrant.

It is entirely made from scraps and and fabric that might have been thrown out. 

Very simple shadow quilting but I really like the linear texture.

It was liberating to piece a quilt like this where the fabric pieces dictate the dimensions of the patches.

Cait xxx

Thursday, 6 September 2012

A quilt for Cooper...

A baby quilt for the lovely Cooper. 

I wanted this quilt to be bright, fun and cheerful and I think I managed it :)

I have been really enjoying the fashion for I Spy quilts so I tried to find fun fabrics in my stash which had wee pictures on it. As Cooper grows I hope it will become a learning tool :)

 Cait xxx

Friday, 27 July 2012

A wee bit of sentiment...

This is a very sentimental quilt for me.

It is mostly made out of old embroidered linens and shirts that belonged to my Grandparents.

The blue, white and gray seersucker fabric that makes up the border was a tablecloth that had seen many years of service and was just too far gone. Thankfully I managed to salvage enough.

Cait x

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Pastel Fans....

A quilt from 2003.

I made this one summer whilst working in Ireland. 

I did most of it by hand, including the crazy quantity of appliqued bias binding which makes up the fans.

Cait x

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Santa Catalina...

The Santa Catalina convent is Arequipa, Peru is one of the most photogenic places I have ever been. 

It was built in 1580 and covers 20,000 square meters. Originally only women from upper class families were accepted. They had to bring a dowry which was equivalent to $150,000 in todays money.

Cait x

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

A wee bit of progress...

Just a wee update. I have just returned from an amazing week away and I was fortunate to devote a bit of time to this project.

And yes, it is taking a long time and yes, I do love it.

Cait x