Posts Tagged ‘Recycled’

This is my biggest/ most ambitious project yet! I am making a Farmhouse/Farmyard and animals for my toddlers 3rd Birthday.

The farmhouse will be quilted and have a carry handle. It will store all the animals inside to carry around, but also fold out flat to make a farmyard to play with the animals on. I have no pattern for this!! It is just something I have ‘made up’ in my head and seemed a good idea at the time. It will be recycled as well! I will be using a cot bumper and the cover of his old playnest.

The animals are knitted and from pattern by Alan Dart called ‘Farmyard Frolics. I only have half of them at the moment and am waiting for his book to arrive with the rest of the patterns in.

I am starting with the horse, which so far seems not too difficult. I had never increased stitches before and have done three rows of increase without too many problems (had to undo one row!).

Farmyard Frolics Part 1

Farmyard Frolics Part 1


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Those Hexagons are starting to become ever so addictive once I start I can’t stop! Here is my latest pile from the last few days.

Hexagon addiction! by you.

*Colour update* Am now including reds in my quilt as my mum bought me some GORGEOUS fabric (the blue one with flowers)  and I found some red/green gingham I just had to use as well!

More Fabric by you.

Both fabrics fit in with my ‘recycled’ challenge, the flower fabric was (well still is until I cut it up) a nightdress and the gingham was a cushion cover, I used the rest of it to make cushion covers for the childrens room last year:

Recycled fabric Cushion Covers by you.

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I am in the very slow progress of making a patchwork quilt. Well….actually two of them. The first is my ‘Christmas’ quilt. It has no connection to Christmas other than I think it would be really ‘Christmassy’ to cuddle up under a handmade quilt and watch Chritmas films on Christmas eve! The second is my ‘baby – memories’ quilt which is going to be made up of all bits of fabric from the childrens blankets, bedcovers, clothes etc a kind of memory box quilt.

Anyway I am currently going to start working on the ‘Christmas’ quilt again now as it is on my Mission 101 list and at the moment I don’t feel like 2.5yrs is long enough to do it so need to get my self into gear!

I do not have any pics I can show you yet of my progress as it is slow and all jumbled up at the moment, I can however share the fabric with you! I have also set myself the challenge of this being a ‘Recycled’ quilt, therefore no new fabric allowed! Everything I use will have either been given to me or purchased from charity shops/car boots or been something else before (i.e pillow cases, clothes etc).

It is going to be blues/yellows/greens

Fabric....... by you.


I also have a box full of 8cm Hexagons which took me forever to cut out but should hopefully last me a while, I used junk mail and old catalogue/magazine covers to make them – continuing the recycled theme!!

8cm Hexagon Templates by you.

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