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I take a lot of photographs of all sorts of things, including my makes, my students’ makes, crafty moments and details from everyday life, especially floral portraits, light and shadow, glorious colours and found patterns.  To see more of my own and my students’ work, please visit my Pinterest page.

I love a bit of people watching and yesterday at @thefestivalofquilts I spotted this great dresses/bag combination. I love random moments of perfect pattern matching and the addition of a woven ‘Bonjour’ is just gorgeous…..and the wearers were a delight!!! #random #bonjour #lettering #bag #spots #matching #dresses #festivalofquilts #pattern #wovenletters #peoplewatching #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #mixandmatch #accidentalloveliness

Great to meet the lovely Chris English @afullenglish on the @aurifilthread stand. Love his lively improv crumb quilts! Last day of the Festival of Quilts, have had so many interesting conversations and met some fabulous fellow fabric fiends! Will be back next year! #afullenglish #festivalofquilts2021 #meettheartist #networking #worthavisit #patchwork #quilts #lovefabric #lovestitch #quiltersofinstagram #newfriends #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

The stand is finished, the doors are open and the visitors are arriving! QIA5 #festivalofquilts #foq2021 #ready #comeandsayhello #patchwork #demonstrating #onshow #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Well here I am with my quilt at the Festival of Quilts. So much to see and enjoy. Just need to put the finishing touches to my stand – Crafting at the Cottage QIA5 and then it all starts tomorrow morning #festivalofquilts2021 #imhere #comeandsayhello #busy #lotstosee #lotstoenjoy #NEC #patchwork #quilts #ideas #inspiration #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Prepping some panels for hand stitching on my stand @thefestivalofquilts this Thursday to Sunday 5pm. What will they be???come along and find out! #festivalofquilts #machinestitching #handstitching #prepping #gettingready #workinprogress #thingstolookforwardto #shirts #recycledtextiles #mystash #nothingnew #lovesewing #stitches #patches #patchwork #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #sayhello

A commission that will be making its way to the Netherlands. This is the second time I have cut this particular sentiment. I enjoy the variations and subtle tweaks that happen when I develop a design #handmade #handlettering #papercut #handdrawn #papercutting #papercrafts #imadethis #commission #beyourownbestfriend #specialsentiments #commissionsavailable #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #goinginternational

Today I am mostly drawing up and colouring in signs for my stand at Festival of Quilts, a quiet satisfying activity. #handdrawn #handdrawntype #lettering #signwriting #signagedesign #graphics #inthegarden #lovetypography #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #festivalofquilts

I have taken the plunge and had a new range of greetings cards printed in readiness for next week’s Festival of Quilts. Each one features one of my quilts and comes with a brown envelope, they measure 123mm square and are available now in my online shop, link to the website is in my bio. Thank you to Parchment Printers! #greetingscards #newdesigns #quilts #patchwork #inmyshop #online #availablenow #festivalofquilts #new #sopleased #printed #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Today is printing day, actually stamping day is a better description. I have treated myself to a new stamp of my logo and used @noissueco. Super efficient, excellent value and beautifully packaged! Tick! Tick! Tick! So brown paper bags, luggage labels and business cards are all getting stamped ready for @thefestivalofquilts next week #festivalofquilts #stamp #rubberstamping #branding #mylogo #gettingready #prepping #noissue #therapeutic #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #workinginthegarden #printing #branding

The perfect day to sit outside and stitch hanging sleeves on to quilts ready for @thefestivalofquilts just eleven days to set up day. My fabulous feline is supervising #catsoninstagram #catsonquilts #stitch #stitchinginthegarden #sundaymorning #sewing #festivalofquilts #modernquilting #quiltsofinstagram #gettingready #handsewn #sunshine #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #sewinginthesun

Finished! A clutch of handmade unique improv patchwork bags, made using shirts, donated fabrics, car boot finds and sample book pieces, embellished with vintage mother of pearl buttons and ready to go to the @thefestivalofquilts at the end of July. A bit of an undertaking but very satisfying to see them done! #bags #improvpatchwork #festivalofquilts #alldone #finished #readytogo #modernquilting #recycledtextiles #keepoutoflandfill #forsale #patchwork #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #quirky

More photographing quilts in the garden with highly sophisticated lash up and helpful husband #photography #selfie #inthegarden #heathrobinson #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quilt #myworld #mywork #modernmaker #nottoosunnytoday #improv #improvquilting #improvphotoshoot #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #festivalofquilts

Another improv panel for a bag. Love blue and yellow together, a sunny combination, unlike the weather! The little vignette of the boys and watchful lady, came from a fabric sample book. The blue checks are a shirt, the yellow/ blue grid and tiny blue floral print from a second hand fabric sale and the denim from carboot find of Boss jeans #fabricscrapsproject #fabric #recycle #repurpose #improvpatchwork #yellowandblue #workinprogress #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #quilt #patchwork #lovefabric

Just keep stitching…. just keep stitching…..Another day and more improv patchworking. Sometimes fabrics just scream to be put together and this toddler on a swing was desperate for some bold checks and peppermint stripes. The label is from a shirt I have incorporated into the panel. #improvquilt #improvpiecing #modernquilting #repurposed #mixandmatch #happycombinations #mytherapy #labels #lovestitch #fabric #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Thanks to Festival of Quilts for the mention!!! I am running an improv hand stitching course on 31st July, 9.30-12.30, come and have a go! Book via F of Q website. Great fun! #festivalofquilts #improvpatchwork #improvpiecing #fabricfun #mixandmatch #learnsomethingnew #suchfun #patchworkworkshop #haveago #lovestitching #joinme #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Had a fun evening with the ladies of Heffle WI introducing them papercutting. I designed this panel, reversed it, sent it to them, they printed it out and then cut it out with me via Zoom. Isn’t technology amazing…..when it works!!! If you have a group of friends and fancy some zoom crafting dm me #wi #crafting #teachingviazoom #zoom #herecomesthesun #papercrafts #papercutting #scalpel #craftingviazoom #mydesign #handdrawn #optimistic #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

I’m busy putting together panels of improv patchwork to make into bags to take to @thefestivalofquilts at the end of July. I take great enjoyment from selecting the fabrics and I am often asked about how I decide what works. So here’s a very simple guide. 1 – something bold with a motif that can be a central point of interest 2 – a much smaller design with echoes from no.1. It picks up on the maroon colour in 1 and is another version of floral design but smaller. 3 – stripes!! Stripes are great, they add structure and you can use them vertically or horizontally. The colours pick up on the background and subtle layer of leaves in 1 4 – a plaid cotton shirt featuring most of the colours in 1. Checks add structure which contrasts with 1 and 2.
5 – denim, you can’t go wrong with a bit of denim, adds contrast All these fabrics are from my stash, they are either donated or car boot finds. Hope that helps! #patchwork #improvpatchwork #quiltsofinstagram #modernquilting #modernquilter #choosingfabrics #selectingfabrics #myprocess #myapproach #howiwork #suchfun #lovefabric #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #craftersofinstagram #craftlife

The perfect day to photograph quilts. Hubby hung up the line and if I hang them sideways it works! Thought I would get some square greetings cards made to sell @thefestivalofquilts on my quilting in action stand #sunnyday #photography #photoshoot #patchwork #quiltsofinstagram #quilts #photographingquilts #inthegarden #lookinggood #festivalofquilts #imadethis #modernquilt #improvquilt #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Happy Monday morning and the foxgloves are looking glorious in the sunshine. Might have to stitch outside today #foxgloves #inthegarden #mondaymorning #blueskies #thatchedcottage #happymonday #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Another charity shop find this beautiful brick red linen top, Nicole Farhi, perfect fit but don’t like the plastic buttons so I shall replace them with mother of pearl ones whilst enjoying ‘Sewing Bee’ tonight #linen #charityshopfinds #loveabargain #charityshopping #changebuttons #motherofpearlbuttons #outwithplastic #lovethecolour #itfits #lovelinen #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Charity shop find. Beautiful solid silver brooch, looks like it has been cut out… I saw it a few weeks ago and resisted temptation but it was still there today so gave in!!#charityshopfinds #silver #circle #brooch #broochhandmade #jewellery #treasure #bargain #justmysortofthing❤ #treattomyself #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #loveabargain #charityshopping

Working in the garden on another improv patchwork bag to take to the Festival of Quilts. This one uses pieces of shirt, pyjamas, label and buttons. I do like working in the sunshine! #inthegarden #improvpiecing #improvpatchwork #recycle #repurposed #workingfromhome #workingoutside #workinprogress #patchwork #makingitupasigo #sunnyday #happymonday #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #festivalofquilts

The garden is awash with purple and looking glorious in the sunshine #purple #sunshine #sunnysaturday #flowers #purpleflowers #sunshineatlast #sunnyday #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #inthegarden

Working on some improv patchwork bags to take to @thefestivalofquilts at the NEC, end of July. Love a good motif to start with a this blue pineapple is spectacular. I am also incorporating a row of buttons and a label from a shirt. #improv #improvpatchwork #modernpatchwork #motif #recycle #repurpose #bag #patchwork #suchfun #lovecolour #makingtosell #piecing #suchfun #christinegreencrafts #craftingismytherapy #craftingatthecottage #yellowandblue #festivalofquilts #comeandsayhi

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