Sunday, 3 October 2010

Pretty things

This month's challenge over on Vanilla Sugar is to make a wallhanging. I've had a design for a wall quilt in my head for a while as a friend gave me a bag of fabric swatches a little while ago and I loved the colours of one swatch in particular - a photo of the swatch is actually the image for my blog title (see above!). I was given a new quilt book by Kaffe Fassett for my birthday and I was inspired by his square quilts, so I've had a go but I kept it very free and didn't worry too much about matching up corners.

Here's my quilt, with lots of collectables that normally lurk in my jewellery box finally seeing the light of day...
Here's how I made my squares. I cut out four triangles per sqaure and sewed strips across the back of the triangle. I trimmed them and sewed four together to make the square. I then stitched them all together before tearing off all the paper and quilting the piece.

Here's a closer look at some of the treasures.
This is very special to me as I inherited a small silver button from my Granny and I've had it made into a brooch, but I don't wear it very often so I've put it on here (it really needs a clean!).

This is a polymer clay brooch I bought from an extremely talented artist called Sarah Shriver after I attended one of her workshops a few years ago. It's very inspiring to see what can be done with polymer clay (e.g. Fimo)

These are buttons from my Granny's button box that I used to play with when I was little...
Come over to Vanilla Sugar and check out all the team's wallhangings.


  1. Beautiful buttons. My button box is nowhere near as lovely!

  2. beautiful and a great place to keep those treasures