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2 In Blog Tour/ Playing with Fabric

Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour

Why hello there!
Can anyone tell me how it is the end of September already! It seems I blink and another month has zoomed by. Christmas is starting to appear in stores and I have made the big decision to bury my head in the sand for a bit longer and just ignore it all. Usually I like to be organised but this year I am throwing caution to the wind and going for the last minute look. Be on the look out for posts full of regret in the week before Christmas 😉

Anyhoo welcome to my stop on the Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour. This book has been written by a quilty idol of mine Kerri Horsley who I have followed for years, I was even a regular fabric purchaser when she had that gorgeous little Etsy store and used to voraciously devour her blog and wish I could create such pretties! I wont lie when I was invited to be part of this I may have squealed and hyperventilated more than once!

Kerri’s book lives up to all expectations – so many pretty projects to sew and the photos are to die for! Initially I thought I would struggle deciding on what to make but then I saw the deer quilt and my mind was immediately made up. In fact that minute I saw it I knew that quilt block needed to be a cushion.


Interestingly I thought I was going to floral it up like Kerri’s quilt and create a similar look but my eye kept getting drawn to all the monochrome prints on my shelf. I decided to go for it and create my cushion using the on trend colours of black, white and mint. Now this is a complete departure for me as you all know but I am so glad I took the leap because the cushion turned out super cute!

I used Moda Thicket for the monochrome prints and added a touch of Nordic (ears) and Hello Bear for the mint backdrop. Once the block was made it was easy to add more mint and I loved adding the black inset border to lift it all up.

Piecing the cushion wasn’t as hard as I thought and I am so grateful I had just read a tutorial by Sedef of  Down Grapevine Lane where she had mentioned starching fabrics before cutting, it absolutely made a difference to my block in terms of precision. I was pretty nervous to start but it came together pretty quickly and with only one need for a seam ripper (always remember right sides together!)

For quilting I decided to stick with the modern theme and I love the look and the texture it gave. I am getting so much braver with my quilting and I really am happy being a straight line girl. I just love how it looks on both modern and traditional pieces.

The cushion size I used is 50cm so she is lovely and large, I am a bit obsessed with big squishy cushions these days. They are popping up all over the house.
 But the best thing about this cushion was it was finally something handmade I could put in Cooper’s room. 10 year old boys are hard to decorate for and I was worried showing him, assuming it would just end up on the couch with all my other pretties. But that morning after I dropped him at school I went looking for it only to find this in his room – definitely a win in my book!
He had even made his bed which believe me is an absolute first! Tonight he is fast asleep cuddled up with it, it is the best feeling to see things I make being used and loved!
Now there are lots of amazingly talented bloggers out there creating amazing pieces from Kerri’s book so make sure you go and have a look at all of them! Here is a full schedule of the tour so you can visit the other makers to see their fabulous creations. You can also follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #lovelylittlepatchworkblogtour. Thank you for visiting and a massive thanks to Tuva Publishing and Kerri for giving me the opportunity to take part.
 
28.08.2016 Sarah Edgar @sarahedgarprettyfabrics alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
29.08.2016 Heidi Staples @fabricmutt fabricmutt.blogspot.com
30.08.2016 Megan Jimenez @QuiltStoryMeg quiltstory.blogspot.com
02.09.2016 Cheri Lehnow @tinkerellen tinkerwiththis.blogspot.com
03.09.2016 Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchwork alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
04.09.2016 Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane downgrapevinelane.com
05.09.2016 Kimberly Jolly @fatquartershop fatquartershop.blogspot.com
06.09.2016 Samantha Dorn @aqua_paisley aquapaisleystudio.com
07.09.2016 Ayda Algın @cafenohut cafenohut.blogspot.com
08.09.2016 LeAnne Ballard @everydaycelebrations everydaycelebrate.blogspot.com
09.09.2016 Sharon Burgess @lilabellelane lilabellelane.blogspot.com
10.09.2016 Lauren Wright @mollyandmama mollyandmama.com.au
11.09.2016 Kate May @thehomemakery thehomemakery.co.uk/blog/
12.09.2016 Debbie Homick @happylittlecottage1 happylittlecottage.blogspot.com
13.09.2016 Wynn Tan @zakkaart zakkaart.blogspot.com
14.09.2016 Kim Kruzich @retro_mama retro-mama.blogspot.com
15.09.2016 Jennie Pickett @cloverandviolet cloverandviolet.com
16.09.2016 Veronica AM @VividFelicity vividfelicity.wordpress.com
17.09.2016 Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs ellisandhiggs.com
18.09.2016 Amanda Woodruff @acraftyfox_amanda acraftyfox.net
19.09.2016 Minki Kim @zeriano minkikim.com
20.09.2016 Sharon Yeager @daisycottagequilting Instagram
21.09.2016 Peta Peace @shequiltsalot shequiltsalot.com
22.09.2016 Sarah Scott @piccolostudio_sarah piccolostudio.com.au
23.09.2016 Kristin Cobb @goobadesigns Instagram
24.09.2016 Erin Cox @whynotsewquilts whynotsew.blogspot.com
25.09.2016 Kerri Horsley @sewdeerlyloved lovelylittlehandmades.blogspot.com

 

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2 Comments

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    cghundley
    September 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely creation and
    so glad your son loves
    it!
    Carla from Utah

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    Killtan Roy
    December 22, 2016 at 5:59 am

    nice

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