It seems I have been too busy sewing to properly document my finishes and I am determined to remedy that! Here are some projects made for the Sewing Quarter, all from different craft books and incorporating fun techniques. I enjoyed using the decorative stitches on my Elna 680EX, which definitely made quick work for a couple of these makes!

First is the Starburst Pillow Cover from Fat Quarters by Amanda Carestio. This design is by Ruth Singer, it is really tactile and a joy to create. Making the folded stars was quite meditative and I love the effect.

The instructions are for hand sewing the stars but with a deadline I couldn't spend the time doing that, instead I used a cross stitch on my machine to hold the folds in place.

I used another stitch (one that looked like a star) to hold the centres in place. The cover came together quickly and all that texture looks so lovely!

I used some pretty Amy Butler fabrics to make this jewellery roll, pattern by Valerie Shrader from 100 Pretty Little Projects by Lark Crafts. 

It has two pockets, one zip pocket and a ring holder. I adapted the pattern slightly and used toy stuffing for the ring holder. The flat piping, which creates the decorative edging, was a new technique for me and adds detail - I really like the striped effect of the print too.

My Little Pony ring courtesy of my youngest.

It rolls up really neatly and can also be folded like a book. A practical and pretty gift!

I made a mini quilt, using my Butterfly block tutorial and I enjoyed quilting this one with simple quilting using a curved stitch (Mode 2 #19 on the Elna - because I will forget if I don't make a note of it!).

The cute cloud cushions were made by the talented Samantha Claridge of Live It. Love It. Make It.

And I made a quilt! This is the Baby Life Quilt by Vanessa Christenson from Modern Baby Quilts by Fons & Porter. A simple and sweet pattern.

I used a neutral palette, which is lovely and soothing.

Again I used a decorative machine stitch and quilted rows of wavy lines. I made the lines closer together to stitch over the raw edge appliqué and gradually widened them towards the edges of the quilt.

This is easily my new favourite quick machine quilting stitch! (Mode 2 #1 on the Elna - again for my reference!)

Thanks for making it this far! I have one more project to share tomorrow and then I should be caught up :)  Hopefully I can get my sewing - blogging back in to balance and stay tuned because I have some fun giveaways coming up!

linking up: finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts