Thursday, 12 December 2013

a hat trick

Less blogging more sewing going on around here...


I finished this second Rainbow Log Cabin quilt and it's in my shop


I used happy bright colours and a bit of low volume to balance it out.
There's lots of fun panels, strawberries and a pot of jam?! So cute!



I also finished another embroidered custom cushion with pretty girly prints:




Another custom order from a dear friend, a bright and bold play mat, backed with soft flannel:


This was not an easy make because I picked the highest loft batting. While this will be great for a baby it was not great for my machine. I attempted quilting and it went horribly wrong. So I had a re-think and after seeing Rebecca's post I decided tacking was the way to go. No way was I going to do fmq when my walking foot couldn't even deal, so I turned to what I love - a bit of hand stitching.


 I did some little star stitches, coordinating the thread with the fabrics on the front. The back looks like a chesterfield sofa and it stops the fabric from shifting around. I hope the family it's gifted too will love it!

And I do enjoying wrapping and sending out my handmade wares:


Right back to the making, I have another custom quilt and a yoga bag that need finishing!


Linking up:

at Quilt Matters this week
and finish it up friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


15 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are sewing up a storm, Lucy! Lovely finishes!

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  2. Lovely embroidery and great finishes

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  3. You've been busy! I used high loft batting once and found it quite challenging as well. I only use the thinner kind now. Your rainbow log cabin is gorgeous!

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  4. I love that rainbow log cabin! What an adorable quilt! I did the same thing with high loft batting once, ended up tying the quilt. Ain't no shame in that game.

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  5. I especially love the Molly cushion Lucy! Can I ask- where do you find the font for stitching the name? Cheers S x

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  6. Love your rainbow, and glad you are getting orders.

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  7. Cute quilt Lucy. How can you part with it?

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  8. Your embroidery "handwriting" is GORGEOUS

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  9. Lucky Molly - love the 'typeface' you used!

    Well done on finding the solution to the quilting conundrum!

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  10. Your quilt is adorable! Such yummy fabrics.

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  11. Like the log cabin rainbow quilt... very bright and fun.

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  12. Wow, you've been busy! Love that rainbow log cabin, Lucy -- so fun!

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