Excuse the dust around here, it may have been a little while since my blog post and I’m slightly rusty. I’ll try to make it up to you with lots of pretty quilty pictures 😉
So I have tended to use Instagram as my main of sharing my recent makes, planned projects and upcoming designs. But lately there are a lot of changes on IG, and a number of people have said they’ve missed announcements and the like. That’s the bonus of a blog post – it’s going to be there whenever you want to check it – not when algorithms deem you should. (Poor algorithms, does anyone like them?!).
I won’t keep you too long as I’m sure there’s plenty of sewing, fabric play, and stash acquisition that needs to be done in your household – or maybe that’s just mine. I just wanted to share a bit about my recently published Ice Cream quilt. Because I love it. Like a lot.
I designed this one awhile back – with beginner quilters in mind. It’s a fairly simple design, but perfect to customise and to make it your own. I drew it up in EQ7 and loved the colouring so much, that I chose my Kona Cottons based on the sketch.
I always love seeing how the EQ7 sketch compares to the final quilt. It really does give a great representation of how it will turn out – particularly when it’s all in solids. I have to say I’m kind of crushing on all-solids quilts lately. I really ought to make more of them.
It’s made up of three blocks – a one scoop icecream, double scoop, and my person favourite, double scoop with a Flake. Mmm chocolate. It was rather fun choosing all the colours for the different flavours of ice cream. And it did make me crave ice cream, not going to lie. At least these icecreams don’t melt in the sun!
I finished off with straight line quilting to keep it nice and simple. Plus I really like straight line quilting. Then leftover bits of solid fabrics for a scrappy binding. I’m kinda loving how it turned out. Now I just need to find the perfect recipient for it!
Currently this pattern is available in the bookazine Quilting and Patchwork for Beginners, published by Future Publishing in the UK. You can get a copy via myfavouritemagazines.co.uk.
So whew. That wasn’t quite as scary as I thought, dipping my toe back into the blogging waters! I’ll try to keep up with it so you can find more details on quilts and patterns that I share on IG. But for now, one last photo. I’m pretty lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world – it makes for the best quilty backgrounds! 😉