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Baby's Quilts & socks

Baby Quilts & Socks

I did two baby's quilt for two Grand Nephews born one in November 2014 & the other 6th January 2015 

The 1st one is for the one born in November the other is for the one in January, i used a teddy backing fabric for the November one & i used a plain…


Added by Janice Aitkens on January 9, 2015 at 9:07am — 36 Comments

What I Been Working on

Since my last post I have been knitting & doing some quilting projects so here they are

The Online range is a 4 ply yarn 


Online Yarn Silk Range Colour 109 a pair of socks for me



Added by Janice Aitkens on September 9, 2014 at 1:08am — 24 Comments

Sewing Cabinet & Birthday

Well I just had 60th birthday on 17th it been a good birthday had some lovely flowers from my Grandchildren then from my daughter & son a Amazon Gift Voucher so i have ordered some quilting books plus got a book on the kindle & still have plenty left



Added by Janice Aitkens on July 21, 2014 at 6:59am — 16 Comments

Summer Quit

I had a pack of FQs a few years ago for a birthday gift they were P&B Textiles Chole range i had wanted to make a quilt with these there was 22 in the pack I used a flannel backing & cotton wadding/batting…


Added by Janice Aitkens on July 3, 2014 at 1:30am — 20 Comments

What I been up to

First let me wish you All a Very Happy New Year hoping that you will have a wonderful 2013

Well here some of the things I have done I did a Sweater for 2nd granddaughter i had done her sister a Aran sweater which is in September…


Added by Janice Aitkens on January 3, 2013 at 10:09am — 21 Comments

More Socks

I just finished this pair of socks for a lady who had socks from me before & really liked them.

I used Online 4 ply yarn Fancy Colour Range number 1347 I think the picture of the colours show them a bit brighter than they are in true life while my photo is a bit darker …


Added by Janice Aitkens on May 23, 2012 at 12:00am — 14 Comments

Aran Sweater

Here is the Aran Sweater I been working on I finished finally.

I had started I think just after Christmas & was doing well but dropped it as DH needed some socks then having a bout of Vertigo also stopped me working on it so last Sunday I picked it up again I had the front started & about half may be a little less done so this week I managed to…


Added by Janice Aitkens on May 14, 2012 at 1:13am — 36 Comments

Foot for FMQ

As you may have already seen I am trying to learn how to do FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) I got want I thought was the right foot going by the DVD saying about the plastic foot & cutting a bit out well I got a satin foot which as you all will know will sit on the fabric so totally wrong well even with the bit cut out I will still be able to use it to see when I am doing other stitches I do have the correct one as…


Added by Janice Aitkens on May 8, 2012 at 5:56am — 18 Comments

Local Quilt Show/Exhibition

This week-end I went with a friend to two local quilting shows/exhibitions these are not like your big shows where there loads of trade stands but where some quilting groups have put on a show of there work

Normally nothing like this goes on here but this week-end there was these 2 plus further afield there was another one which we didn't go… Continue

Added by Janice Aitkens on October 30, 2011 at 12:30am — 17 Comments

DGD Aran Jacket

Aran Jacket for DGD

I have finished a Aran Jacket which is for youngest Granddaughter 

The pattern acutally said for size 26 but fits a 30 so as I needed a 30 I went ahead & did… Continue

Added by Janice Aitkens on September 25, 2011 at 2:30am — 42 Comments

Blocks & Socks

I hope that you enjoyed our Royal Wedding which was on Friday us Brits do Pomp & Ceremony well I wish the couple a very Happy Life Together.

Well I am still working on the quilt which is for a wedding gift should be finished later this…


Added by Janice Aitkens on May 2, 2011 at 8:00am — 20 Comments

Happy Easter

A Very Happy Easter to you all, check out these couple of YouTube videos the first is a beautiful song On My Father's Side the 2nd one is The Power of Words will make you think.

I been working on the pinwheel quilt &…


Added by Janice Aitkens on April 23, 2011 at 2:58am — 9 Comments

Pinwheel Method

I have cut all the fabric for the 1930s pinwheel quilt i am doing which is for DH's Cousin Wedding in May I am going to use the Missouri Star pinwheel method click  Here   to see video only difference is that i am using layer cake size (10 inch squares)

I haven't managed to do any actual sewing as i have had a bout of Vertigo so no sewing for me, also i have packed up my machine…


Added by Janice Aitkens on March 30, 2011 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

Socks & Quilting

Here is socks I finished 2 pairs of socks which was for an order

I used ONline Yarn the 1st pair which is the blue ones I used Spot-Colour Range & these are for a ladies US 5/ UK 2.5 

The 2nd pair which is the grey/black ones I used Canadian-Colour Range & these are for a Man US 10/ UK 9.5

I have spent the last of my Christmas money I had & have ordered some Quilt in a Day DVDs these are to go along with the books I…


Added by Janice Aitkens on March 12, 2011 at 5:29am — 17 Comments

Quilting & Socks

I have a friend who comes over a couple of times a week & we quilt or talk about quilting ect well on Friday when she came over we watched some Quilt in a Day DVDs i have one which was Delectable Mountains Quilt I rather liked it as so did she having only the DVD i went looking for the book which i have found with Templates so have ordered it well not spent all my Christmas money yet the image from the book is below…


Added by Janice Aitkens on February 6, 2011 at 2:38am — 33 Comments

Quilting Patterns

This past week I been trying to figure out several things first is my computer well it that I upgraded to Windows 7 last June when I had to get another computer & while my printer works when I scan it does images but where before I could save documents in to PDF or Word I can only do images so still trying to sort that out as it not so easy as trying to update drives.…


Added by Janice Aitkens on January 23, 2011 at 2:31am — 12 Comments

Emotion lll Socks

This will be my 1st blog on here so hoping I get it right, this one is more on knitting but hope to share my quilting as well with you.

I guess it a case of trying to get motivated after Christmas they say January & February are months that you tend not to do things so much.…


Added by Janice Aitkens on January 18, 2011 at 3:30am — 23 Comments

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