I finished the Totally Groovy Quilt on time, just, to entering the competition hosted by Pile O'Fabric (who organised the QAL). I know my choice of fabrics and colours is totally out there (the pattern recommends solids...), but I love it. It has this retro feel to it that goes with the lines and structure of the pattern. My quilt is one of the 10 quilts selected for the final vote, and you get to vote (for me, maybe? - I am entry no 3).. How cool is this?
|You get to choose the winner! Don't forget to vote at Pile O'Fabric|
For the quilting, it is hard to see on the picture, but I did hand stitch every single stem of the white Echo fabric, and tried to be respectful of the pattern of the fabrics in other cases so that the quilting and the patterns did not have to compete one against the other. Again hard to see on the pictures (the detailed ones are better) but you get the idea.
Anyway, everyone is a winner at the end of the day. Baby MiH has a quilt, I finished on time, I got selected - which is like a HUGE honour - especially when the other entries are beautiful!
And my wacky choice of fabrics (and scraps) inspired me to do a cushion cover for the room as well - when I have a theme in my head I cannot stop thinking about it. So this is my second finish of this month: Les souris grises cushion cover. Much less dark than the quilt - but they balance each other out I think, so a great combination!
The last entry is not fabric related, but many bloggers are also interested in other crafts. So if you have missed it, I wrote a pattern for the vintage crochet cushion cover that goes - oh so - well with the triangle cushion cover. You can find the free pattern here.
As it is a new month, and someone is going on maternity leave in 2 days - i.e. moi (yes TWO, Whoohooooooo!!!) I thought I would share my next project. I have talked about Mr MiH Moses basket recently - soon to become the property of Baby MiH, and needing updating. I went through my stash and I think I have now a pretty good idea of what to do and what it will involve - a bit mysterious but I am leaving myself the option of changing my mind. Linking up to Thursday Think Tank over at Making Rebecca Lynne.
Finally check out the blog over the weekend as I will be celebrating the start of my maternity leave with a GIVEAWAY- make sure you follow the blog so you don't miss out!
Other brilliant projects for Fresh Sewing Day can be found here - Off to check them out!