Well Spring seems to have snuck back into hibernation here, as Winter throws us its last hoorah!
Definitely sewing weather! And there has been lots of that happening at Just Jude Designs.
At the moment I’m making our post Easter class samples and Summer Workshop samples. Plenty to keep me out of trouble!
But I wanted to show you my latest quilt – introducing Monsoon!
‘Monsoon’ is named after the collection of Makower fabrics it is made from (not the current weather conditions). I fell in love with these tropical prints as soon as they were released – just look at those adorable cockatoos!
Now technically Monsoon isn’t a new pattern. A couple of years ago I designed ‘Frost’ for a winter edition of Quilt Now magazine. Can you see the resemblance?
Apart from the fabrics (& one less row in Monsoon) these quilts are made from identical blocks. Don’t you just love how a complete change of fabrics can totally change the look of the same design!
Monsoon/Frost is my first quilt pattern to be made available for both retail and wholesale. Both designs are included in the same pattern. It is also a Sizzix friendly pattern, using die 657622.
So if you own a fabric shop and are stocking Makower’s Monsoon fabrics, get in touch for more details about my wholesale digital pattern agreement.
Or grab a copy of your own pattern here (hard copies available to purchase in class).
Hello to everyone tuning in for the final stop on the Tilda Circus blog hop.
To say I love Tilda fabrics is a huge understatement! The vintagey feel I get from their collections and the cute and ditsy prints just make my heart flutter! And as for their colours – simply delicious!
I received 5 gorgeous fat quarters from Sew and So from the new Circus collection. How did they know elephants are my favourite animal (and if you read through to the end of this post, you’ll see proof of that!).
So what did I decide to make with this lovely fabric?
I teamed the Tilda fabrics with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen (Flax) to make this quilted table topper. I quilted the background first before appliqueing on the petals and flowers.
But I had a little help!
My trusty Sizzix Big Shot helped me cut out all the petals and flowers. It even cut out the bondaweb too!
I satin stitched the petals and flowers into place (one of my favourite applique techniques!).
And with all the leftovers and a little other Tilda stripe thrown in, I had enough to make the backing and binding.
The finished topper measures 21.5″ x 44.5″ and I love how it looks on my table.
Thank you for tuning into the Tilda Circus Blog Hop!
Oh and just to prove that I am a bona fide elephant lover, check out my awesome mother’s day present from my amazing girls.
I hope you aren’t tired of seeing my denim pouches!
I was woefully late getting a birthday present to my friend, but now that she has it I can show it to you!
This one is a little different from my other denim pouches. I thought I would keep hexies as the dominant theme this time.
My Sizzix cutting machine makes light work cutting through the denim. And because I enjoying EPP-ing hexies so much, there are more hexies on the back, with just a hint of Aurifil Wool thread featuring in the base (couldn’t resist)!
Sometimes denim can feel a little masculine, so I made sure to add some feminine touches with the floral lining and pink zip!
While this pouch has been made from recycled textiles, I haven’t even made a dent in my hoard!
I guess I’ll just have to think up a few more ways to use denim!