It was bound to happen at some point. I completely forgot to photograph a quilt, therefore failing as a blogger. Thanks to the magic of screen grabs and YouTube though, I can at least show you the finished quilt (not quite in all its glory).

First let me share a pretty pincushion I made for Sewing Quarter. This is the Voodoo Feather Pincushion from the book Adventures in Paper Piecing by Sarah Elizabeth Sharp. I made it using fabric from a Tilda Bird Pond charm pack.

voodoo feather pincushion foundation paper pieced tilda fabric

The book is excellent. It takes you through everything about foundation paper piecing, including how to make your own designs. The patterns are all fabulous, some of them with lots of small pieces but the results are totally worth it. I plan on making a pufferfish from the book for my daughter!

So the quilt (*sigh*) - I did manage to get one in progress shot as I was quilting it, so there's that!

kaffe fassett basket quilt

This is probably one of the most traditional quilt blocks I've not made until now! That sentence is terrible, sorry. I love traditional quilt blocks but, quite honestly, flower baskets never really appealed to me. In this pattern though, on point with the lattice sashing, it looks more striking and modern. 

kaffe fassett basket quilt

The design is from the book Kaffe Fasset's Quilts in America, which is full of stunning photographs and could really be a coffee table book. The pattern is fairly simple, I made a smaller version of the quilt (without the border, which I did cut out but only realised I hadn't sewn on as I was quilting it!)

kaffe fassett basket quilt

Here you can almost see the whole quilt...

kaffe fassett basket quilt

This week has been so crazy, I'm madly trying to finish some handmade gifts. I have successfully made three quilts this week (one for work, two for gifts) - I was hoping to finish another but it's not going to happen because I have other work to do and not enough time! I'm proud of myself for accomplishing that though. There's still lots to do before Christmas and since I'm working on Christmas Eve it's probably all going to be totally last minute. Good job I work well with deadlines!

I will leave you with a funny still of me and John.

kaffe fassett basket quilt sewing quarter john scott