Sunday, April 10, 2011

Booties for Jenni

From Anna Maria Horner's Handmade Beginnings.  I think these booties are great, a very easy pattern to follow, if quite fiddly.  I'm not sure the amount of effort (about four hours) actually translates into a useful gift, but Jenni loved them.  A sweet decoration at the very least I suppose. I'm trying to work my macro function a bit better.  I don'y know why these are blurry.  User error no doubt!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Instant Cushion

I made this on a whim, having been inspired by an Amy Butler Soul Blossoms charm pack, bought at the Cotton Patch.  Opening the pack, I adored this fabric, Peacock Feathers (bright pear) so went out to John Lewis for half a metre.  The edging is Laurel Dots (Cilantro) from the same range.  I like them together but might have chosen a more contrasting edge in hindsight.  The back is Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in cactus (?), my first go with this fabric.

I quilted the top, for a bit more weight.  My latest fascinsation with freemotion quilting coming out... The edge didn't stand up without it.

Happy Monday :)