The embroidery, which is to be placed in the centre of the pillow front, was surprisingly quick to complete - even for me. I also changed the colours that I used for the embroidery.
Sewing the embroidery onto the pieced squares was also very quick.
There was no quilting required for this cushion, and I decided against the flower appliqué and ribbons used in the pattern. I always was a bit of a minimalist!
Completing this project so quickly has made me wonder if smaller projects might be for me, and after my nine year First Quilt, I think I'll stick to smaller projects for a while. The satisfaction of completing a project is worth it's small scale.
And of course I love having some girly pink in amongst all my boys!
I'm going to try a few traditional blocks and more modern blocks to gain a few piecing skills next, watch this space...
Having finished the top of My First Quilt, it's time for a smaller, more manageable project. I chose a cushion called "Brambles" for The Rivendale Collection by Sally Giblin. Fabric Patch stock a number of her quilted object patterns. However, I'm not a fan of the colours Sally has used, so I chose some girly pink fabrics from my ever increasing stash. No Charm Packs or Jelly Rolls for this project, I really enjoyed browsing my fabrics and coordinating my selection. When it comes to girly colour combinations, pink and "Tiffany blue" would have to be my favourites.
Nine years ago a dear friend (who lives in a different city) did a quilting course. She attend the course once a week and learnt a different patch work technique each week, which she finished prior to the next lesson. By the end of the course she had a beautiful quilt which is still put to very good use today. Even today, I still wish someone in my city would do a similar course.
At the time I worked across the road from a quilting shop, so I decided to pop in and see what the attraction was all about. My eyes lit up and I spent quite some time browsing fabric and a few quilting magazines. I came upon a quilt that really caught my eye. I didn't like the colours though, so, with the assistance of one of the retail assistants, I set about choosing fabrics that I liked in order to complete my chosen "First Quilt". Of course there was no pattern. The wonderful ladies from Cushla's Village Fabrics worked out the pattern and wrote it all down for me.
Kathie De Palo called her quilt "Shame about the Green", and I've given my quilt the same name, but for very different reasons. I don't particularly like the green, and the more I look at it the less I like it!!
Towards the end of piecing, I rushed my work and made a fairly obvious mistake down my last column. There's also a small error in the top left hand corner, probably from not understanding the pattern. Too eager to start my next project I've decided to leave it and put the error down to being my "first time".
I'll update this blog when I finally have it properly finished!
About Sublime Baby
Sublime Baby is the dream of a busy Mum. To design, make and sell beautiful objects. A busy Mum of three pre-school children, Julie doesn't get much time to work on the dream, but she does make a few beautiful objects along the way...