6 December 2014

Catch Up!

Lot's to catch up on! I haven't done a 'normal' blog post in so long, and gosh I've missed it. 

First up, The Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt. We got our second delivery of these popular quilt patterns at Sew and Quilt right after we got back from our honeymoon. Last week I finally found some time to start the marathon cutting session and get all the blocks cut ready for a lot of chain sewing…. however I pulled a muscle in my side over-doing it with the rotary cutter! Oops, I've given it a rest since then, but I'm SO close for it all being cut and ready to sew! Maybe this weekend I'll finish off? ;-) 

If you're making, it really helps if you label all the blocks by number. I'm also using Kona solids instead of the Bella solids from the pattern so I also laid out all my fabrics first with their corresponding colour name and code. Trust me, you need to do this - less headache later. I'm thinking of putting some kits together for Sew and Quilt shop, would you be interested? 

Next up, here's a super quick Christmas decoration I made for Sizzix as part of my monthly guest blog post - you can find all my posts here. Isn't he the cutest? I'm excited to decorate now! 

Umm… guys I got a COVER! That's my Christmas Log Cabin Wreath quilt on the front of Quilt Now magazine!! (Issue #4) I'm still grinning about this :-) 

I'm absolutely proud as punch to have my first quilt design featured in print, and to get the cover! I'm head over heels in love with the design and I can't wait to get it back so I can hang it for Christmas. I should note a small pattern update from print: the four smaller low volume border pieces - it says cut 2, please cut 4 instead. 

Also I've been beavering away recently to finally finish my Naturally Nautical quilt! There are a few people who have joined in the boating fun on Instagram so you can follow the progress by searching #naturallynauticalquiltalong. I am planning a little photoshoot this weekend so you can see it in all it's glory! Watch this space… Oh and you can find the free pattern to make this here.

I also made up this Christmassy table runner recently! I looove Christmas sewing, and I was dying to cut into some of my new fabrics I picked up whilst quilt shopping on holiday, yay! For what I thought was a really simple pattern, it turned into a quilt math nightmare?! Lot's of wrong measurements, I guess I wasn't on my game that day! I got there in the end though. I had planned to do a pattern available on the blog, but I still haven't figured out how to use Touchdraw, agh! I got Photoshop recently too, don't even ask me about that, we're not on speaking terms ;-) side note - if anyone know's how to use the pen tool to re-draw some scanned-in text I would be forever grateful for some helpful tips? See you next week! xo

13 comments:

  1. Jesse, congrats on the cover! Well deserved, your wreath is just gorgeous!

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  2. Love your wreath quilt! And a great tip on the building blocks quilt too!

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  3. Your quilt is lovely. I can see it made into a swirly sea variation too for summer. Congratulations on making the cover! What a buzz it must be!

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  4. Well done you for your cover photo = pretty impressive going :-)
    Your difficult maths table runner looks fab after all your hard work, so hopefully you don't cringe every time you look at it, in memory of the calculations :-)

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  5. A well-deserved cover! That wreath quilt is genius :)

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  6. You're so clever! Love that wreath quilt too :)

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  7. I loved making your Christmas wreath, such a fabulous pattern

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  8. I love the Christmas wreath quilt, it is by far my favourite item from the issue. Congrats!!

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  9. I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon and congratulations on the cover! Beautiful makes :)

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  10. The wreath is so beautiful!! Well deserving of the cover. Congratulations!

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  11. Congratulations! That's so cool - you must be over the moon :)

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  12. Congratulations on your cover...it's gorgeous! I love your Gingerbread man too!

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