By Judith on December 19, 2019
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A very good friend of mine had a ‘special’ birthday this month, and last night I got to hand over the quilt I had made for her.
This is a strip pieced quilt, made in Amy Butler fabrics (mostly Soul Blossoms).
I love this type of piecing, and it’s a great pattern for using up leftover binding and Jelly Roll strips too! (see the free tutorial for my scrappy version here).
A friend of mine long arm quilted it. I always think that when a quilt is quilted, that’s when the fabrics just seem to come to life!
The backing is Tilda, and the navy and white stripe binding is from a collection called England Swings (my birthday friend is English!).
I love how bright and cheery this quilt is, and it totally reflects my lovely friend’s bright and cheery personality!
I’m happy to report that she loved it! Yay!
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By Judith on December 10, 2019
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A special friend of mine had her birthday at the weekend, and this is what I made her.
This is my take on the Juniper Basket, by my uber talented quilty friend, Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade.
Svetlana’s patterns are always so well written, and she includes 2 sizes for this cute basket. I made the small size.
I’ve been doing a little EPP (English Paper Piecing) in the evenings, using up some pretty Tilda scraps.
I know my friend likes Tilda too so it was a no brainer when it came to choosing fabrics!
I quilted some Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax) for the exterior – always a great partner for Tilda!
I think this would a perfect basket for a knitting or crochet project, or even some EPP!!
Svetlana’s Juniper Basket pattern is available here, but be sure to check out the rest of her store! She has lots of beautiful bag and pouch patterns to choose from!
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By Judith on November 13, 2019
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Hi there, if you are looking for details of my giveaway you can find it here.
Since the summer I’ve been working on 3 quilts, getting them ready to gift later in the year.
Well the first has been completed and gifted and I can show you it here.
This is a lap quilt made for an elderly couple, using a French General Layer Cake (Rouenneries I think!).
I’ve always loved French General fabrics, oh the richness and depth of those reds! Yum!
I used this free tutorial to carve up the full Layer Cake without creating waste.
Some simple organic vertical wavy quilting adds a little movement and lovely texture through all the squares. Not to mention it being a quick and easy ‘go to’ quilting method.
The obligatory striped binding finished the quilt off. I got it labelled and handed over last week.
My prayer is that this quilt will bring some comfort and joy to the lovely recipients.
So that’s one quilt down. 2 more to go!
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