Spring is in the air

It is Spring down here in the Southern Hemisphere. The daffodils are blooming and my first tulips have opened to reveal their beautiful colours.

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I have so many unfinished projects to keep me busy but in my usual procrastinating fashion, I decided that I needed a new and quick project.

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I found this quilt/cushion pattern in Issue 23 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine and decided to use a few fat quarters of Moda’s Chic Neutrals with a few Art Gallery fabrics thrown in for good measure.

This is the first time I have made hrt’s (half rectangle triangles) and I look forward to using this technique in future projects. I quilted it simply by stitching a quarter inch on either side of the seams.

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I fussy cut squares for the cushion front using some “Prospect Park” (Kitty Yoshida) fabric from my stash and used this same fabric for the back of the cushion.

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I used a strip of Chic Neutrals in Egglant to bind the edge of the envelope back.

This is another much needed cushion for my couch 😉

I also have another finished goal from my Quarter 3 list for the 2015 Finish-Along to show you:

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Three finished Noodlehead Open Wide pouches.

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I think my favourite is the small quilted pouch, made from printed “Vintage Drill” fabric.

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It’s the end of school term so I’m unsure as to whether much sewing will happen in the next two weeks while the kids are home with me.

Hopefully, if the weather is warm, we’ll be too busy outside enjoying the sunshine!

Deb 😉

Instant Gratification

You know, sometimes a girl just needs some instant gratification…of the sewing kind that is!!

Okay, so I fell off the wagon yesterday and strayed a bit from my Finishes list. I needed a small project (or three!) that I could finish in a day and decided to make Noodlehead’s open wide zippered pouch, following the tutorial found here. I actually ended up making one pouch in each of the three given sizes and I am pretty happy with how they turned out. I can definitely see myself making more of these pouches as gifts in the near future.!

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I am loving the current trend of using brightly coloured zippers, so I teamed up some leftover decorator text fabric for the outer with some coordinating coloured fabric for the lining.  Unfortunately I didn’t have a long enough bright zipper for the largest pouch, so instead I managed to dig up a navy blue one.

I spent a lovely day sewing intermittently between feeding children (we had quite a collection of my children’s friends sleeping over!) and I am happy to be able to show you my finished results (YAY!!)

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FYI, our chicken was not bribed in any way to participate in this photo shoot…gotta love those crazy unplanned photographic moments that happen sometimes!!

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Until then, have a great day! Deb 🙂