Hello – I hope you are all enjoying a peaceful weekend with friends and family.
I realised I have a small cache of projects from the past few months that I haven’t shown you, so here we go!
Firstly, there were a few new cushions:
Both of these gorgeous printed panels are from Cat & Vee.
This panel was sewn, with a few mods, from a block from Keera’s Morocco quilt pattern, which you can find here.
And finally, this super-sized pretty was made from a block from Quilt Jane’s Desert Sands quilt pattern, which can be found in her fab book, Desert to Sea: 10 Quilts from Australian Designers.
I used a new (to me) stitch on my Janome – an uneven edge satin stitch.
This stitch is fantastic because it hides all those imperfections caused by tight curves, pivoting, Hugh Jackman appearing on the telly, etc. Regular straight-edge satin stitch is quite unforgiving, I doubt I’ll ever use it again.
Once I had filled my couch with new cushions I moved on to a project pair. Two lovely ladies, both friends-through-the-blog who I’ve yet to meet in real life, had two lovely babies. One had a boy and the other a girl, which of course meant BABY QUILTS – woohoo! (I looove it when people I know have babies, as it is an excuse to make adorable little quilts.)
Now both these ladies have their own style and it was good fun planning up something for them. In the end, as they are both lovers of colour, I chose more simple designs so that the fabric could be the star. Ladies first:
Corals, pinks, peaches and navy – I really enjoyed raiding my stash for all these fabrics. The asymmetrical design has a line of navy at the top and then gradates from saturated, deep corals down to sweet pinks and peaches.
And for the young man:
All my blues and greens with a fun pop of golden yellow to brighten it all up. The backing for this one was a much loved Denyse Schmidt fabric released here in Australia through Spotlight. I finally got to use my HRT bloc-loc rulers for this one – they are just the best for producing spot-on half-rectangle triangle blocks.
And last but not least, I had a project featured on the Moda Bake Shop blog:
This quilt design is called Pinwheel Puzzle and is a free pattern tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop.
Phew, I think I need a nap now.
Have a great weekend, hopefully with some sewing involved.