Spring into Summer ’19: Part 3


By Judith on May 10, 2019
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Hi there,

 

Welcome to part 3 of my Spring into Summer ’19 series, looking at the items on display in our classroom (part 1 available here; part 2 available here).

 

Spring into Summer 19 Table Display
Spring into Summer 19 Table Display

 

Part 3 continues the Lori Holt theme, this time looking at her book ‘Quilty Fun’.

 

7 Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun Book:

 

 

I adore ‘row by row’ quilts and Lori’s quilt design is full of cute and adaptable blocks.  Here is my version of her quilt, hanging up in class.

 

Quilty Fun Quilt

 

I’ve used lots of scraps in this quilt, but for the bigger pieces I used Lori’s Bee Basics range of fabrics, which co-ordinate with all her other fabric collections.

 

There’s so much to look at in this quilt, and as always the book includes many more ideas on how to use the motifs in different ways for a whole range of projects.

 

 

All bar 1 of the books have now sold in class, which I’ll be listing soon in my shop (watch this space!).

 

8 Quilty Fun Mugs (Tea Cups) Cushion

 

Mugs Cushion

 

One of the additional projects in the book is a Mugs (Tea Cups) Cushion (I omitted the border included in the pattern).  Isn’t this fun! The piecing is really easy and I had a ball picking the colours I wanted all my mugs to be!

 

Mugs Cushion

 

I went for my favourite zippered cushion back to finish off this 20″ cushion.

 

9 Quilty Fun Leaf Mat:

 

Quilty Fun Leaf Mat

 

This is a smaller version of a table topper project in Quilty Fun.  The leaves are the same size as those in the original quilt, and I thought this would make a pretty addition to my kitchen table.

 

Quilty Fun Leaf Mat

 

And finally, a Lori Holt inspired cushion, which is on our display shelf:

 

Crossroads Cushion:

 

Crossroads Cushion

 

I made this cushion from Lori’s free ‘Scrappy Cross Roads Block’ tutorial, available here.

 

Crossroads Cushion

 

Using a small pack of ‘Something Blue’ by Makower, I followed Lori’s tutorial to make the block, and then brought it up to a 20″ cushion size with borders.

 

I had a lot of fun quilting this one!

 

Crossroads Cushion

 

The back was pieced with leftovers and my trademark ‘feature zipper’ closure.

 

Crossroads Cushion

 

And that brings part 3 of my Spring into Summer ’19 series to a close.

 

Just 3 more quilts and some holiday style pouches to show you in our final post.

 

Happy sewing!

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