How wonderful is it that a bright and shiny New Year is upon us filled with promise and hopefully an end to the chaos and disruption we have endured.
I was lucky to spend my Christmas week doing the thing I love to do the most – sewing! I had struggled considerably in the last 6 month of the year to find the time so these moments were a true blessing.
Now of course it helped that I had an amazing fabric collection to work with. The minute I saw the images of Rocky Mountain Wild last year I knew I had to sew with it. The colours and prints were perfect for a Mountain inspired pattern I had had in the back of my mind for years. And so, in just a few days, the Pinnacle Quilt was born. Rocky Mountain Wild is the latest collection by the super talented Corinne Wells for Riley Blake Designs and it is a triumph. It is timeless but with the perfect touch of modern in the colour palette and designs.
The Pinnacle Quilt will be released on the 12th of February and comes with 4 size options. This is the mini version which I then sashed in that amazing floral to make it up to a cot size. On its own it is the perfect size for European Cushion cover, bassinet quilt or wall hanging.
The colours and prints are just perfect aren’t they! I had a vision of mountains covered in beautiful Spring wildflowers stretching as far as the eye could see.
To quilt I simple shadow stitched each “mountain” so that it had definition and they all stood out. It took no time at all in this size and added beautiful texture – I can not WAIT to wash it and get my crinkle on.
Thirteen minutes down the road from my home is the Myponga Reservoir. It supplies all the water to our area and is a beautiful untouched parcel of land. I had been dying to walk the trails with the kids since they were opened to the public last year. So, off we went, quilt in hand, to explore and photograph the afternoon away.
We were extremely lucky to have mobs of kangaroos around us during our walk. We met hundreds along the way and rejoiced in their gorgeous antics and fun.
How lucky am I that this is my part of the world. There is nowhere else I would rather live.
Cooper and Hannah were luckily happy to help with the quilt holding for the afternoon They both took turns even when strangers were crossing our paths. I always wonder what people think when they see us on their journeys.
And of course 14 year old boys will always find a way to be 14 year old boys lol.
And there we have my first finish for 2021. Beautiful fabric, a fun pattern and the promise of an exciting time ahead for Piccolo as well