Awesome Sauce!

Scrap cushion cover completed! I got through this half way and noticed that it is another food related patchwork! Food is not just a nourishment, it is an obsession bordering on totalitarian. Based on my compulsion to make quilts and a love of food, I should have been a bear. Snuggle and eat. If it wasn’t for my trusty Labrador who takes me out for a walk everyday, I would be a bear right now. A very cuddly bear with a cool quilted jacket. Yeah!

Here’s Awesome Sauce!!!

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Leo the animal quilt

I finished Leo last week and sent him on his way to his forever home. I didn’t want to put up any photos until his new owner gets to see him first hand. He arrived at his new pad today and I foresee a lot of snuggle time ahead for the both of them. I love making quilts and I love it more when other people love it too! Thank you Jessica for giving me this wonderful chance of making you an animal quilt.

And here is Leo! He is a lap quilt, with his body measuring at 30″ by 70″. He is sewn together using 100% high quality quilting cotton, cotton batting and cotton thread.
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A little hoarding never hurt nobody.

I’m looking out my window and I see grey and rain. It seems like Auckland is having a hard time getting herself in gear towards summer. I have a semi-quiet week ahead of me and so I had some spearheading ‘self’ plans mapped out for this Monday. I was going to walk off the 3000+ calories ingested over the weekend at the Auckland Taste Festival (which was and still is the most amazing food fest I’ve been to to-date!), I was going to clear out the fridge and start some clean eating before Christmas, and fix up the garden. Alas, all of that would not be happening today.

However! I can’t complain. Because on days like this, I feel especially grateful that I have a craft room with enough fabric “hoardage” that I can submerge myself in some patchworking. I have always wanted a Missouri Star quilt. Today could be the day!eggquilts_hoardfabric

Scraps Scraps and more SCRAPS!

I find it the hardest to throw away perfectly good scraps of material leftover from previous projects. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this one. However, what can be done with scraps which are too small for much, but too big to throw away? I have made a salvage quilt a few years back and I loved every back-breaking second of it. Deep down, I still believe in the quintessential principal of quilt making, and that is to use up whatever that is available. Want not, waste not. I don’t have enough scraps for another queen size quilt, although I do have enough for small projects. I have started to separate my scraps into colour groups and have decided to make modern alphabet patchworks with them. I see another throw cushion cover coming!!eggquilts_awesomesauce

Fryday fry-up!

Managed to wrap this project up, just right in time for Halloween’s night drinks! It’s a patchwork quilted cushion cover of a bacon and eggs fry up. I so happen to think this is quirky cute. And it’s looking mighty fine on my couch with my quilt 😀

Have a happy Halloween everyone! May your costumes be spooky and your candy baskets be filled with real candy!!

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