Sunday, November 24, 2013

TARDIS Birthday Cake

I made a TARDIS as a birthday cake for my daughter. There was a little hiccup in the time vortex and if didn't fully materialise until this afternoon. The TARDIS itself was a bit wibby-wobbly-cakey-wakey. However, a couple of enterprising people armed with cameras may have caught a glimpse of it. 

Ohhh, now that I look at the picture... it is wibbly-wobblier than I had first though!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Denim and fleece quilt

My current quilting project is a denim and fleece quilt.  The denim comes from old, old jeans that are no longer fit for purpose, and fleece comes from fleece blankets bought at B&Q.  

This type of quilt is rather different from the average.  This quilt is made by cutting out 16.5cm squares from old jeans, and new fleeces.  16.5cm (or 6.5") is the width of my quilting ruler.  A square of fleece is placed on a square of denim, and 2cm in from the edges of the square a line of machine stitching is made.  These sandwich squares are sewn together fleece sides facing, the stitching being 1.5cm in from the edge.  The denim is then frayed.  

The top of the quilt is a patchwork of denim squares.  These are outlined by the frayed denim and the lines of colourful fleece.  The bottom of the quilt is just fleece.  

This style of quilt is incredibly textural.  It is a perfect quilt for a blind person.