Thursday, 25 February 2016

Lone Star table topper made with Dutch chintzes

UPDATE June 2016: The pattern for this table topper is now available in my pattern store on Craftsy.



In November 2010 I bought some Den Haan en Wagenmakers fabrics (Dutch chintzes) when I was in Groningen, the Netherlands. These Dutch Heritage fabrics are inspired by 17th and 18th century Indian designs:



I have been suffering a bit from homesickness lately, so decided to use these fabrics for my next Lone Star project: a table topper.



The binding was a bit tricky - I should have cut the strips on the bias, but there wasn't enough of the blue fabric left to do that.



So it's not perfect - but I love it!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Lone Star Mini Quilt



My love affair with Lone Star quilts is not over yet - after making the red and white Lone Star and Starimekko last year, I decided to try a Lone Star Mini Quilt. I used strips that were 1 inch wide (!) to strip-piece the eight points of the star. The finished quilt measures 8 inch / 20cm square. To give you a sense of scale I have made a photo of the quilt with my fabric scissors:



The quilt is made up of fabric scraps (the binding fabric and the black and white fabric are leftovers from the Rainbow Floor Cushion) and I used Aurifil threads for piecing and quilting. It's hanging in my sewing room now and I love looking at it!

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Doctor Who Cushion




I made this Doctor Who Cushion for my youngest son, who is a big fan of the Time Lord (last year I made him a bow tie with Tardis fabric). He loves it and I'm quite pleased with it as well. The pattern for this big cushion (26'' square) is available on Craftsy and Etsy (there it is called the Big Hero Pillow)



Speaking of cushions, I was thrilled to discover that my Giant Rainbow Floor Cushion is currently no. 14 in Craftsy's Top 20 Quilting Patterns!