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{week 48} patchwork quilt

I had a sudden thought in bed last night – is it actually week 47? Have I deceived everyone? I resisted the urge to check there and then – iPhone use at 2am is not conducive to a good night’s sleep. But it’s okay, last week was definitely 47 so this is 48. And I only have 4 weeks to go. Wow.

Anyway, as I teased yesterday, this week’s craft is patchwork quilting. I can’t show a photo of the finished quilt as it’s a secret. But I made a cushion too with the left over fabric and batting.

Patchwork cushion

The fabric is from the Central Park range by Moda. And the cotton wadding is Quilters Dream. I really love the fabric so I think I might get some more – a pack of fat quarters just doesn’t go far when you’re making a quilt. I’m also thinking a quilt made with the Cut Out and Keep collection by Heather Moore would also be gorgeous:

There is too much amazing fabric in the world and not enough storage in my craft room. Sigh. Do you have a favourite fabric range or designer at the moment that you’d stock up on if space (and money) was no object? And have you made a quilt? I’d love to see your photos.


Crafty planning {week 48}

I’m writing this while watching Eurovision – my Twitter and Facebook streams are awash with hilarious observations about each act as we all watch along together. So far I’m loving Moldova – they had pointy hats and a unicycle. Bonkers.

Anyway, on with the craft.

This week it’s all about patchwork and quilting. But I won’t be able to show you one of the projects as it’s a present for a little someone who isn’t even born yet and I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise for the mummy-to-be. Here’s a little sneaky peek at the planning for it though.

I’ve tried to choose non-gender specific colours but I think it is a bit biased towards a girl. The last baby quilt (and also the only baby quilt) I made was supposed to be neutral but ended up very blue. And guess what? It was a boy. Maybe I’m a psychic quilt-maker? We’ll find out in August.

So I just need to finish the quilt and make a patchwork cushion with the same fabrics. I’ll show you the cushion tomorrow.

Happy crafting x


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