Monday, 4 July 2011

Too busy to blog!

I have been busy making stuff, and busy being lead down dead ends trying to revive the SLIKstitches blog.  The making has been fun, trying to get to communicate with someone at blogger reminds me of the saying "the impossible I can do at once, miracles take a little longer!

Anyway, enough whinging - I've mostly been working on blocks for the texture quilt, just 4 more to go, then I need to work out how to arrange them.  Here are some photos

Suffolk punches from A at Stitching Science (thank you A)

Not sure if this is smocking or pleating, but it seems to be called honeycomb smocking

This block is four squares of corduroy with the nap in four different directions

This is a very loose woven fabric given to me

This one is ripped fabrics with some extra threads pulled out.  The strip is made by alternating back and front of the fabric

and finally a pleated one where I have stitched the pleats down so there is a twist


  1. I love the textures! What a great idea for a quilt.

  2. Love all those textures, very inspiring - another for the to do list!

  3. Hi Benta! You have made very exiting new blocks! I have never tried something like those - thank you for inspiration!
    xxx Teje

  4. I love the yoyos. Still having a hard time with the blog transfer! That stinks! :(