After admiring a beautiful quilt made by a Facebook friend she kindly pointed me in the direction of the pattern and I made this small quilt from the Parson Gray fabrics I bought from the FOQ a couple of years ago. The backing is a Jinny Beyer design which goes beautifully! My intention was to add it to my craft table at my next sale at the hospital at the end of May but I love it so much I didn't want to part with it!
At the same time I decided to make some bunting, also to sell on my stall. The first few triangles were a bit of a pain but I soon got used to it and it turned out not as bad as I thought. They are double sided & stitched, not just single triangles of fabric!
As soon as I showed it off on Facebook I sold 2 strands of it! I also sold another strand at my sale :-)
This quilt is another I was going to put up for sale...but I fell in love with this too!
The fabrics are Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs and I absolutely love it. It is based on my own design which was published in Popular Patchwork called 'Cat In The Box' (see the pictures on the right) but I decided to leave out the cats this time.
These are the last quilts to be made on my trusty Janome 6600 which was struggling towards the end - we got very frustrated with each other so I decided that rather than have it serviced again I was going to bite the bullet and treat myself to the latest Janome Horizon 8900 with an 11" throat.
I'm still learning but I feel so much more relaxed sewing with it and it sews beautifully!
I will not be selling my 6600 as I decided that when my new one needs a service I'll get that one serviced at the same time then pass it on to DD, as by that time I might have got her even more interested in sewing for herself and she will hopefully have somewhere to sew in her new home :-)