I had great plans for this year, especially on my entries into Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival. But as seems to be the way at the moment, the dreams have not quite reached reality. However, I have decided to enter one of my most favourite finishes as it means a lot to me and I still can't believe that I made it! I think it counts as a mini quilt!
|a mini quilt disguised as a pillow!|
I'm entering this into the mini quilts section of the Festival. The full story can be found here and here. I made this pillow/cushion cover for the lovely Jessica as part of the Pillow Talk 10 swap. I took my inspiration from a photo I saw on Pinterest and drafted up the paper piece templates then sewed and sewed with no real plan other than I wanted the colours to look gradated from dark to light, with a limited palette. It was straight line quilted every 1/4" in white, then green, then grey.
It was really really hard to give this one up I can tell you.
|the arty shot!|
But it went to a good (and grateful) home so I can't complain.
|backed with some Heather Bailey Pop|
Name: Gordon Burns
Size: 20" x 20"
Fabrics: from memory it includes Denise Schmidt Hope Valley, Parson Grey, Essex Linen Black, Kona White, Caroline Friedlander Architexure, Heather Bailey Pop, Momo, scraps from a low volume swap
Pattern: my own design, paper pieced
Quilted: by me on my Janome J-18
Check out all the entries if you can. It's so inspirational.