Thank you to all new bloggers who have asked to join in with Crafty Sunday this week, all participating bloggers are listed in the left sidebar, I look forward to seeing what you have all made this week...
The thing I like about Crafty Sunday, is that the things I have made so far have all been things for me or the family, rather than things I have made as orders for other people..It gives me the perfect excuse and also the momentum to make something for us..
This weeks 'show' has been inspired by Bekimarie's post last Sunday, she made some lovely little stuffed Russian dolls from some fabric I sent her as part of Crafty Helen's Fabric Addict Swap..
I dug out the rest of the Russian doll fabric and decided to use it in a Picnic quilt for when we have our family days out...
I used the Russian dolls as the centre pieces of a wonky log cabin style block, using up lots of scraps I had left over from various projects. When I ran out of dolls I just made multi coloured log cabin style blocks.
I used this great big circle fabric (Ikea again) for the backing, it was made up into curtains in Freya and Finn's old bedroom and they were no longer needed in their new rooms..
I did not have enough batting for the quilt so used two Ikea (what would I do without Ikea!) fleece blankets instead, which has made it rather weighty, which I don't actually mind, but it was very bulky to work through the sewing machine..
All in all I am delighted with our new picnic quilt, now we just have to decide where we should take it for it's first outing..