Monday, 9 July 2012

A Passion for Quilting

Well after what has been a really stressful week I took some time out at my favourite place (my kitchen table) with a huge cuppa and my new book.

A Passion for Quilting by Nicki Trench, I have had my eye on this for a while.  


there are some beautiful makes and ideas in here, these are just some of my favourite makes from this book







this one has given me a real want to make a dresden plate, so much so that I have just ran out and bought a dresden blade template, so I have no excuse not to make one.

I have lots of little makes on the go at the moment but I have a home make emergency that just cropped up this week, my handmade peg bag was left out in the stotting rain last week and look what happened to it...


poor thing has been consigned to the bin but it's a good excuse to lock myself away in the crafty cupboard and make a new one.

Back soon x

nb. I am not affiliated with either Amazon or Nicki Trench I just love this book!

19 comments:

daisychain said...

One of these days I will master all these crafts.

Country Rabbit said...

love those quilts, especially the childs vintage looking one ;0)
love your first piccy- perfect table setting- lovely mag, hot cuppa on lovely spotty tablecloth ;0)xx

Country Rabbit said...

' book ' ;0)

Love from Poppy said...

That looks like a lovely book hun. Aww your poor peg bag... I have a peg tin and with all the rain its full of gunk in the bottom yuck.
Dx

Vix said...

Quilting is one craft that seriously scares me but the results are beautiful!
Your poor peg bag. I've been sewing like a demon today recovering Gilbert's floor cushions, they were ingrained with mud from the weekend! x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Gorgeous images. I do like a book with lots of pretty pics to swoon over. And a nice cup of tea. Preferably with a jam doughnut. MMmmm, bliss.

Tangled by Magda said...

This book look amazing :D can't wait to see what you'll make :D I left my peg bag outside too, luckily it hasn't got as damaged as yours:D

Rosa Lily said...

I just know I have no patience for quilting and I admire anyone who can do it, it does look fab!
Poor pegs :(

Celtic Thistle said...

Haven't succumbed to that book yet, so will be interested to follow what you do from it. I have just bought an Ez Dresden ruler too, check out the projects in this Flickr group for inspiration!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/dresdenplates/

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Dresden plate is a lovely pattern and I love the star quilt. I haven't forgotten that I promised you some fabric and will send it soon. Lots of love xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I have just treated myself to this book and it's lovely, I'm going 'cold turkey' now until Christmas! Well I'm going to try....... Ada ;)

LaaLaa said...

Oh my! *whistles* Great minds really do think alike! xx

Josie-Mary said...

I've looked at this book but I've been good & not brought.... too many craft books & not enough time!! Some lovely things thou :) x

Sew,ray,me said...

This book looks really nice!

There's a great Dresden tutorial on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog, it doesn't have scary rounded edges like the one in your book but pointy ones, I tried it out and it was really easy (and gorgeous!)

Mrs A. said...

Hi Kandi,
Yes it is for Annie. Hope she likes it. Should have arrived in the post to her by now. Hugs Mrs A.

patchworkandlace said...

H there,love your blog name ,and your blog ,lovely pictures too ,loving the quilt xxxx

Amanda said...

Good luck with the new peg bag. I have thought abut making a Dresden plate but not actually tried one yet. There are so many lovely quilting books around.

koralee said...

What a lovely blog you have..and that book looks amazing..happy quilting.

Crafted by Carly said...

Hi there,
I've just discovered your blog. And I'm so pleased I stopped by! I love it here. Your makes are gorgeous, and I just adore the style of your posts! :-)
I'll be back for sure!!!
Carly
x