|I've had a rather productive week. This is what happens when you have a change in work roster which leaves you with one Wednesday out of four not working. And also helps that you have no children home two days a week either!|
I posed a question to my lovely Facebook "followers" last week -
"Good morning! I have a question for you all! If you've been reading my blog, and been taking note here on my page, you will have noted that I have become rather "obsessed" with quilting? I would dearly love to sell some of my quilts, as I make them, and am curious whether You - as lovers of handmade - would consider buying a handmade quilt, something that is one of a kind and takes many hours - as a quality investment? The quilts I've made for family and friends, are made with the intent that they will be loved and used for a lifetime - so I'm wondering if others would see them that way too? ♥ Would LOVE your feedback!"
Well, they gave me their feedback, and it was extremely positive! So that evening I decided I would make a quilt and actually time myself how long it takes, so I could then hopefully work out some pricing for when the time comes to actually sell one!
I took out the delicious "Little Apples" Jelly Roll and then looked up a tutorial I had seen over at Samelia's Mum. You can find the tutorial HERE. I did change it up a little. I knew that I would be using some of the strips for binding, so made up the length with a few small rows of white underneath each of the moss green strips, and I also added 2.5" strips on the top and bottom. I also didn't cut the strips in half once all sewn together. I wanted the prints on each individual strip to stand out. This quilt really is a breeze to put together!
|Little Apples Strip Quilt|
|Lots of "meandering" around the strips!|
Then on Tuesday, I decided I needed to make a gift. I had seen a beautiful dresden cushion that Gemma made over at Pretty Bobbins, so went and found the tutorial and as usual, dived right in! I showed you my first attempt and this one in progress on Wednesday, but here is the finished product! I am absolutely thrilled with how it has turned out!
|I was surprised to learn that I could in fact FMQ love hearts! Amazing!|
|And the back. I keep forgetting all the "scraps" I have hidden away in bags, and actually found about 1/4 yard of this divine Terrain print. Woot woot!|
Now, it's not perfect by any means. I stuffed up the binding by cutting it 2" instead of 2.5", so it was very tight to put on. And then, whilst stupidly trimming the batting after I had already sewn the binding on one side, I accidentally cut over the edged of the fabric fold, which should form a perfect mitred corner. I could have cried. I was able to remedy it, somewhat, but it's taught me to step away from the rotary cutter at times!
So there you have it! A few Friday finishes! Have you had any triumphs this week?
I'm linking up with Quokka Quilts today!