Friday, 9 February 2018

What I made in January

All I want to do in January is hibernate.  It has been a cold, dreary month here.  Perfect weather for staying indoors and making!  So I thought I would write a blog post to show you what I made this month.  I am hoping to continue this as a series throughout the year.  Let's see if I can keep it up!

I made these jogging bottoms/lounge pants (I much prefer to call them lounge pants, there's not too much jogging goes on here!).   The fabric is a grey marl, which is so soft and comfortable,bought from Fabricland.  I will be definitely wearing these around the house lots.  I am calling this a stash buster, because although I bought this fabric with this pattern in mind, I have had it a while.

I crocheted the 'weekend bag' from Attic24 in the hot colourway.  I just love the colours!  I have lots of wool leftover too, so I might make some leg wamers seen on Jo's blog here.

And finally, here is a quilt I finished this month.  This is my Calendar Quilt.  It was a project that I did with my craft cabin friends Tash and Burnice.  (We meet once a month in Burnice's craft cabin in her garden).  We decided to do a 12 block quilt, each block representing a month of the year.  We tried to do as many 'techniques' as we could, eg, English paper piecing, applique, drunkards path, dresden plate etc.  My blocks are all inspired by blocks I have seen on Pinterest and in a magazine called 'Quiltmakers, 100 Blocks' .  I should probably do another blog post with details of each block.  Suffice to say, I spent quite a few long January evenings hand quilting these blocks.  


  1. You have been busy. I LOVE your quilt, is it big? It looks lovely and a nice way to try out techniques. I wish that I could crochet. your bag is just so pretty and colourful. Leg warmers would be great. Finally your lounge pants look so comfy and warm. perfect for this miserable weather. Xx

  2. Seeing all your makes, I wish I could sew and crochet. In another life, perhaps? I do prefer to call them lounge pants too, as there's no jogging going on here either ;-) I love the fabulous crocheted bag and your Calender Quilt looks amazing. Would love to see more details of each block! www

  3. Go for it Linda, Leg warmers would look so cool. I wear mine with my red jeans all the time. I call them yoga pants - but that is really for zen knitting activities! Jo x