Thursday, 14 April 2016

It Will Be Fine

A dear friend had something really rubbish happen to her. The kind of Pull the rug out from under her feet, life changing rubbish that no one deserves, least of all my kind lovely friend. So of course I wanted to make her a quilt. But, within a few days of the rubbish event, she had already made plans to travel, quit her job, go off by herself and have an adventure. Brave woman. 

So, not a quilt, a cushion cover that could pack down small, and be filled with jumpers if need be! 

So I pulled out some scraps, including hedgehogs- she had a pet one! - and some Cotton And Steel Lucky Strikes to wish her well, and started...

An hour later I had this 

And an hour and three quarters after that I had this 
Fully lined, quilted, with a button back.

I was pleased with my speedy work. She loved it. She has a positive, determined attitude. Life has given her a massive pile of lemons, but she will make lemonade, she will eventually be just fine.

Linking up to Le Challenge

Friday, 8 April 2016

Swapping fun

I have had a lot of fun doing an Instagram mini quilt swap. It was a Dashwood Studios fabric theme. I made this for the lovely @imstudiolou.
Actually this is just the layout, I forgot to snap the finished item- doh!  And had a lot of fun making and collecting extras. 
 And then I received this beauty from @budsmam.

With gorgeous extras and back detail.

But best of all has been the getting to know my swap mates- it's a funny thing social media, it really is sociable sometimes!! So I'm going to link up to needle and thread Thursday to show not what I made, but what my new pal made!