I hope you are all fine and enjoying the summer vacation. It was a lovely day here today with the perfect amount of sunshine! I know I have been complaining a lot about the (lack of) sunshine… 😉 , but it is fine now!!! (Oh I hope I have not jinxed it now!) Hoping for more perfect days just like this for the rest of the summer break!
The pile of paper I spoke off earlier has been”attacked” and sorted into three slightly smaller piles. One for “private”, one for “school” and (the most important) one for “crafting”. Lots of other papers ended up in the recycling bin that is just behind the appartment building I live in. So practical!!! Alright, I will still have to re-attack each of these piles and store the papers in the correct folders, but that is a job for later this week (or month 😉 )!
But after all this cleaning up, I have some new pictures to share!
I have been working on two orders from family members. All pillows! Oh, I love working on pillows! I can experiment to my heart’s content and than go on to another project!
Here is the first “assignment”: two pillows please with a pattern similar to the Boomerang quilt by Emily Herrick of CrazyOldLadies. Here is the original, gorgeous and most perfect pattern!
I wish I had a fabric stash as colourful as in the original design! Don’t you just love the sharp sides in the binding?
As I said, I looked at this gorgeous quilt as my inspiration. I used different measurement for the chevrons and the colours are so much more toned down. I am working with one patterned fabric and solids in lilac/purple, creme and gray.
Pillow order number 2:
I have been seeing these diamand blocks all over blogland. The pattern “Fire Drill” comes from the book “Modern Patchwork”. Have a look at these beauties I found online: here, here, here and here. I do not own the “Modern Patchwork” book (yet), sadly… so I eyeballed the pattern and made it my own!
Some vintage, some solids from the regular stores and some gorgeous quilt cottons! (Maybe my stash is not in such a bad shape as I may have stated above 😉 )
And last but not least…. an overdosis of PINK!
About 40% is quilted…. hardly visible on the front….
(I am loving the pin stripes!)
….And as many of you commented on my previous post: “A big surprise at the back!
I do not consider myself a traditional quilter, but I love playing with the feathers. I want to LEARN it all! (and having lots of fun along the ride!)
I think I am getting the curve of the feathers right. The “backtracking” needs some work though 😉 I am thinking about doing a whole cloth quilt with just feathers…. maybe….. when all of the other projects are finished! HA HA, like I am ever going to have no more WIPs! I always have a new project in my head or on my cutting table!
I wish you all lots of joyfull family filled days with sunshine and happiness!