Nikki

Nikki

my black cardigan
family

Nikki
Melbourne, Australia

About me…
I try and be creative in those tiny moments of free time that happen in between doing all those things that need to be done every day.

You can read more about creative things and sewing things and life things at my blog, My Black Cardigan.

About my square…
Being part of a community quilt got me thinking about being part of the blogging community. I have found so much inspiration, support and friendship since blogging, an unexpected benefit of being a mum. Not that you have to be a mother to blog.... but for me, it was being at home with my children and rediscovering the ‘creative me’ that lead me to blogging.
So I decided to represent my family on my quilt square, to show the three best things in my life and to acknowledge them as the reason I am part of this project. I traced around a photo of the four of us and used this outline as the design for my square. It is hand sewn using stem stitch with just a tiny bit of satin stitch. There is more info on how it all happened here.

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6 comments:

Kylie said...

I really really love this Nikki! Such a beautiful idea and those stitches look amazing! Just love it :) K

thornberry said...

It's so lovely. This is one of my favourite squares - it is so personal and so touching.

lisa stubbs said...

Love this image so simple and very effective, fabulous!

Michelle said...

This is my favourite I think. I love the image and what it represents. Super lovely!

Jonathan said...

Really nice. Thanks.

Ammie said...

I love your family portrait. The design is excellent, I think, with interesting negative space and bold outlines.