I took a slightly different turn with the hexagons...
The cat in the hat was staring at me, wanting to be fussy cut and he was just the perfect size for the hexagons I was working with.
Playing with the layout is fun.
You may notice that the hexagons are resting on some batting that I put over a pin board. It gives me a horizontal, portable design board which I can move around. It sits next to me on the sofa, on the table or wherever I need it. And I don't have to pack up between seeing sessions.
The batting temporarily grips the fabric hexagons so they don't slip and slide.
Now I know how handy it is I may give it a permanent batting covering!
Meanwhile the cat in the hat wants to play.... There is work to be done!!
Will you take a wonder with me. It's very addictive!
Each one seems to be taking just under an hour to make - but I'm getting quicker and it's great to sit in front of the TV and stitch of an evening...
A bit of over enthusiastic cropping has lead to the seams looking all wonky! But one thing to love about paper piecing is that you can actually be so precise with the pattern and get perfect corners and joins. Trust me - it's brilliant. But you do need acurate papers. Like the ones available here
With these gorgeous woodland fairies (designed by cinderberry stitches), this cushion would send your little girl to fairy filled slumbers.
Simple to make with an easy pieced front, fun applique and a zipper back. This is avaible in kits very similar to this one at the AQC. In Melbourne 12-15 April 2012. Stand 1. Limited kits available like this - first in, best dresssed. And limited supply of fat quarters too.
This pillow, adapted from Don't Look Now's very popular new pattern "Robot Riot" was such fun to make and a certain little boy won't let it out of his sight! These kits were cut fresh for the AQC in Melbourne in about 3 weeks time! Kits will be available at the show.
Making a cushion is a fabulous way to try Kellie's technique of raw edge applique with some cheeky trapunto style padding. Patterns for robot riot are available here.
Come and see this pillow in "person" at stand 1 at the AQC (if I can wrestle it away from my boy). Royal Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne 12-15 April.
This album contains the beautiful Amy Buttler patterns which are available for order.
Orders can be placed via my website www.institches.com.au or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 03 9399 4177
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars. Postage will be added at cost.
Have you heard about Moda's mystery quilt "Piece and Plenty"? Here are some images of blocks completed by those undertaking the challenge through In Stitches of Williamstown... well done Miffy and Linda! Thanks for letting me take the photos and pop them on the blog. If you are interested in taking part please contact Laura through www.institches.com.au or by email email@example.com