Thursday 30 June 2016

Flying Geese & Adorable Ellies

This week I’ve been working on a quilt for a friend to give to her niece who's expecting a little girl, and what could be more perfect than these cute little ellies!

Janet Goddard’s pattern “There Always Has To Be One” is featured in the current edition of Popular Patchwork magazine and has been a real joy to make.

The no-waste technique for the flying geese was a revelation to me, and I will definitely be making more geese in the near future. 

I also want to do more machine applique. Though Janet’s pattern uses a zig-zag stitch, I chose to use my favourite, a small tidy blanket-stitch around each of the elephants – and I just love the little accents in the ear, tusks and feet – so adorable!

I’m just waiting on some backing fabric now so I can get on with the quilting, and I just so happen to have some geese left over…. I can feel a pieced backing coming on!

Another close finish is my latest version of my All Squared Up Quilt Kit, this time in P&B’s American Patch fabrics – I just need to finish the binding, take some pics and this will then be available to buy as a pre-cut quilt kit, approx. size 56” x 56”. 

You can see my current All Squared Up Kit in Sevenberry’s Japanese prints here, or for my free online tutorial for this lovely simple quilt, click here.

Upcoming Craft Fair…

July 16th, 2016, Pickering Memorial Hall, YO18 1AA 10am-4pm

In other news...
I've got another busy weekend with Doughty's coming up, and just thought I'd let anyone living here in the North East know, Doughty's are holding not one, but TWO of their fabulous roadshows this weekend. On Saturday we'll be at Stannington Village Hall in Morpeth (NE61 6EL), and on Sunday, we'll be at my local quilt group, The Village Quilters, at Linthorpe Community Centre, Middlesbrough (TS5 6JG) - both 10.30-2.30pm.

This week I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts - why not go and say hello!

1 comment:

  1. the quilt is adorable. Great assortment of colours.


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