Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Modern Spools

Every now and then I am lucky enough for a magazine to send me a stack of fat quarters to play with.

This design was a result of being sent some in black and yellow, a colour palette that is a favourite of mine.  I have always liked the simplicity of spools for a quilt so designed this quilt with that block with a modern contemporary twist.

The tops and bottoms of the spools are in a toile fabric which is in direct contrast to the modern prints used for the body of the spool and it worked really well. I then quilted it all over in a large spiral.

This quilt features in this months Hand made magazine and the design will be for sale in a few months time.

Modern spools lap quilt - Handmade magazine
Thank you to the ladies that have welcomed me back to blog land... it feels nice to be back and I hope I can find the time soon to visit you all at your blogs and see what you have all be up to.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A fresh start

Its been over a year since I have blogged, life is like that.....

I have recently undergone knee replacement surgery and the eight weeks of work has given me plenty of time to reflect and change my energy into a slightly different direction.

For those of you that know me, you would know that I have been heading great guns with my quilt and pattern designs so I am revamping my blog to show case my own designs and share my patterns with you.

I will also share other quilts I make along the way, as its always nice to see what we are all doing.  

I plan to keep my blog simple and uncomplicated and fresh..... so welcome your ideas and what you like or dont like.

So here I am, back in blog land.  My first pattern share is my delicious dachshund pattern.  This was my second ever quilt design and has been my most popular by far.  I first designed this in 2014 and other than this version shown which was for Homespun magazine I had not made it again.... until recently that is.  
Original Dachshund Quilt for Homespun Magazine 

I decided it was about time to remake the quilt, I chose another range of Bonnie and Camille fabrics with bolder colours such as dark blue and red.  Its always interesting to see how different the same quilt can look in a different colour palette.  For this version I also added on a border to make the quilt slightly larger.  This version was completed in January 2017. 

Delicious Dachshund border version 2017

This pattern is available for purchase from my Etsy store if anyone is interested in making their own version of it... If you do please share it with me, I love to see what others create with my designs.