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


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

  2. Lovely embroidery and great finishes

  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!

  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.

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

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

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

  8. Your embroidery "handwriting" is GORGEOUS

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

    Well done on finding the solution to the quilting conundrum!

  10. Your quilt is adorable! Such yummy fabrics.

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

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