Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Making gifts...

At the beginning of this year I decided that I would start hitting the massive scraps pile I have generated over 16 years of quilting and make gifts for my family, friends and the boys teachers using them..

A fabulous idea in January, but now the end of the school year is creeping up fast and I have a long list of deadlines, Scouting stuff and general stress...

Anyway, I made a start last week with the blue cushion cover, which I love!

Over the weekend I started experimenting with using the idea to make a pouch. It is no where near finished, but it is looking pretty good:

I mixed scraps with the lovely Quilters Linen I got from M is for Make last week.

As you know I love FMQ, but there is something soothing about just using a walking foot to go in straight lines!

I love that I can pull the smallest scrap from my bin and make it work somewhere in the rose part of the design!

There is a way to go, but they will make perfect presents for teaching assistants - no pressure!


  1. This scrappy rose is just lovely!! As is the straight line accent quilting - beautiful combination!

  2. Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

  3. This is so nice. I have so many teeny tiny scraps, and I have seen this pattern look so great in so many different fabrics...I agree there just IS something about walking foot quilting, especially when the lines are close together like yours are. Whoever is lucky enough to receive the finished pouch will be lucky indeed!

  4. Very nice! The paper piecing is beautiful. Love the straight line quilting. Can't wait to see it finished!!

  5. Oh I love it! It is going to look fab. Can't wait to see more.

  6. Clever! I do love that rose design.