Quiet!


By Judith on September 24, 2012
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Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently! And ‘thank you’ to those of you who have been thoughtfully checking up on me!

All is good in the Hollies’ household!  We are just madly peddling our wee hamster legs round and round that darned hamster wheel of busy life!  I’m sure you all know exactly what that feels like!

I have been sewing, but mainly on class samples for next year’s programme of classes. As the programme won’t be out until October, I can’t show you all that I’ve been working on, yet!

But here is a wee something I’m particularly chuffed with:

This will be a quilt called ‘Ferry Floor’ which I hope to teach next term sometime.  It is made using a layer cake and some solid.  I used Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung (aquired from Fi!) and Kona Everglade.

The reason it is called Ferry Floor is because of this:

This is an actual Ferry Floor!!! It is the floor of the ferry we sailed on from Dublin to Holyhead this summer.  I was looking at it thinking ‘that pattern is basically lots of siggy blocks sewn together!’.  And so the idea to make a quilt using the siggy block method took off in my head.

Now since returning from holiday I’ve seen several quilts done in similar patterns to this on blogland.  I didn’t copy, I promise!

But I’ve specifically designed this quilt around using a layer cake.  Students in my class often hold up layer cakes and other precuts and ask ‘what do you do with these?’. So I thought I’d design another quilt around the layer cake.

The pattern for Ferry Floor will of course be in my Etsy shop when I eventually get it written.  Just need another 24 hours in the week please!

Man, my wee legs are tired!

Hope you are having a great start to the week!