I was kind of hoping that this post would be one brimming with optimism in a world that was moving ahead in a positive and cheery direction but it seems it is not yet the time to be celebrating. It has been a frustrating start to the year but I like to think that is because we are standing on the edge of a brave and equal new world. We are doing the hard work now and the rewards will come.
I have to say though it has been hard to be creative these past few months and I shied away from social media almost all together. Now I know that this is not the best business practice but sometimes it is necessary to be present in your moment. I have learnt over the years that I am better off taking the breaks I need to when I need them rather than pushing myself ridiculously towards unrealistic self-made goals and ideals. I have learnt that sometimes the world can wait.
And that made sitting at my machine and creating all the more special too. When this gorgeous bundle arrived on my doorstep it was at the perfect moment. I was looking for something bright, happy and fun which Create has in bucket loads! Create is Kristy from Quiet Play‘s first fabric line for Riley Blake and you guys, it wont be her last! There is something so wonderful and fun about the mix of rainbow colour and fabulous geometric prints, and don’t even get me started on the bees.
From the very first minute I saw Create I knew it would be perfect for my Piccolo Starburst Pattern. I had been looking for a fun and colourful range for years that would suit the fun and playful style I wanted and honestly this is past perfect. It is bold and really shines.
The Piccolo Starburst Quilt measures 63″x63″ (160 x 160cm) and is a fantastic beginner pattern. I wanted it to be a fun and quick sew that could be made and gifted over a weekend. Of course my love of large feature prints means I have some fun big squares in there so you can get your fussy cut on.
I set the star into a black background with black binding and love how it turned out. Side note though – black fabric and a golden retriever do not mix.
Abby and I had far too much fun with this shoot and even tried getting some movement in by throwing her up in the air and photographing the fall. Turns out the outtakes were just as much fun as the end result.
It was such a good idea in theory though hahahaha.
The Piccolo Starburst quilt is available instore now as an immediate PDF download. As always you can check out via my Etsy store as well if you prefer. For the next 48 hours she is reduced to $9 as my gift to you. It is fat quarter friendly, charm square friendly and a fabulously versatile throw size.
The pattern features 13 pages of illustrations and instructions to make her as beginner friendly as possible. I have included a colouring in sheet so you can plan your make before you sew and there are instructions included on how to make your quilt sandwich and binding.
One last look at those gorgeous colours and prints before I say goodbye for the night. My sewing machine is calling and it feels wonderful.
PS I know many of you are still waiting for Fussy Gussy. It is coming I promise. A computer glitch meant I lost all my hard work in an instant. Hours and hours of effort gone. So I am back to the illustrator drawing board and will