Friday 15 March 2019

A productive week.....

I hope you have all had a good week!  Here it has been wet and windy on and off for most of the week which, has meant that it seemed a good idea to spend a lot of time in my sewing room (well that's my excuse!)

Flushed with the success of my 'improv' pieced cushion which I wrote about recently, I thought I would try a slightly bigger project using more of the techniques from the book 'Artful Improv' by Cindy Grisdela.  At the beginning of the week, I pieced together a wall quilt using three different techniques from the book.

I am really pleased with the results but, I haven't decided how to quilt it yet, so it is still a work in progress.

While I was making up my mind how to quilt the improv quilt, I decided to start another project.  This was a free pattern from many years ago (2009) called 'Honey Bunny' by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now!  (Kellie now has a shop called Cutting Cloth.)  It has been sitting in a folder all that time waiting for me to make it!! 

The pattern uses a technique for raw-edge appliqué which I haven't used very much as I was never very confident to try it. However, since learning to free motion quilt, I now feel I have the skills needed and, I thought I would make it.  The original pattern was made into a small cushion but, as I have made a couple of new cushions recently, I decided to make it into a mini wall-hanging instead.

It was a lot of fun to make and I really loved quilting the back ground with this all-over swirly pattern.  In fact, I liked it so much that I may quilt my improv quilt with it too!!  The bunny wall-hanging is perfect for Easter or, I may send it to my Granddaughter to hang in her nursery!

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  1. Very pretty! IT is always nice to finish a project that's been hanging around for a long time! xxx

    1. Thank you Janet! It was nice to finally have the confidence to give this pattern a try! Have a lovely weekend! Chrissie xx

  2. Hi Christine oh boy you are so clever i love your new wall hanging its such a cute pattern and it looks awesome,well done my friend on your beautiful finish xx

  3. Christine your skills are amazing. I think the mini quilt is perfect for your granddaughter!
    Did you free motion quilt around the raw edges of the applique?

  4. Christine the pattern is sweet and came out great!

  5. Your rabbit is great fun, you'll be able to tell your granddaughter lots of stories about the honey bunny next time you see her!

  6. Honey Bunny is adorable! Perfect for Easter, but I bet your granddaughter will love it too!

  7. The improv quilt is looking good. I love the Bunny quilt - and especially the swirls you used to quilt it. I think I will have a go practicing them they look so fun.

  8. I'm really liking the modern application you've been playing with in your quilts. And that bunny is beyond adorable! You have reason to be proud!!

  9. Lovely work Christine!
    The bunny is gorgeous!
    Barbara xx


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