I've had great fun making them.
At Yarndale this year I treated myself to Edward's Menagerie, a book of really cute crochet animals designed by Kerry Lord from Toft. I have started by making Emma the Elephant. There are 40 designs, I wonder if I can make them all!
Yesterday I attended a days workshop held by the Quilters Guild (I'm not a member but my friend Lisa is). It was a lovely day, I met a group of great ladies, and had a fantastic home cooked meal. Mince pies and mulled wine kept appearing throughout the day too. I was made to feel very welcome and my trusty Benina sewing machine, which was a 21st birthday present (have I given away my age now) from my parents got a few compliments of her own. She is very heavy compared to the modern machines, but hopefully she will see me out. Does anyone else own a Benina Nova?
I made this Holly Sprite. I know it's not a quilt, but I could have made a quilted table mat. He has quite a puzzled face.
I learnt that sewing the layers together with some wadding (the sandwich was wadding at the bottom, with the fabric right sides together on top) produces a smooth look once stuffed.