New year, a new outlook!

posted in: Baby, home, Home decor, Quilting | 4

Hello all you faithful readers….. thanks for coming back 🙂 You might notice we have had a bit of a change up around here. New blog title, new direction. I am exploring my hands on work a lot more as photography has needed too much time and energy from me. The past 12 months were very challenging in many ways, however, we have moved into our new house, my injured neck is on the mend, and I am going to start doing all those things that I have been putting off. Mainly art and craft things, which explains our new direction – work with your Hands, from your Heart and make it your Passion! I hope that you enjoy the ride. There will be a little bit of everything, as I paint, sew, knit and cook my way through the year.

Here’s a bright modern Postage Stamp Quilt cushion to start us off. Using a charm pack from Moda Vera called “Flora” and a few extra blender fat quarters to fill it out a bit.

The fabrics of choice

All cut up

I did it my way, by stitching them all into rows, then stitching the rows together. Although I did press all the seams in alternate directions to make it easier to butt everything together. I probably should have stitched into pairs, and blocks and then the blocks together, and would have had less dramas with a couple of seams that wouldn’t match. Oh well, live and learn.

With the personalised name transfer and the strips all stitched together!

You can get a hint of the double border on the left side of the patchwork, which I finished stitching on Saturday night, however it was too dark to photograph when I finished. Today I picked up some batting and light weight calico to back it with, so I can quilt it, put in the zip and finish this beautiful cushion off.

This is the intended recipient….. Jada with my eldest baby. Isn’t she just gorgeous?

Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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4 Responses

  1. Tania

    Hey Cassie!! Good to see you, excited to see a post pop up in my reader!! Can’t wait to see that quilt all finished, looks gorgeous so far, great choice of patterns and colors!

  2. Carol

    Stunning photo of a beautiful baby with your baby. 🙂

    Gorgeous colours you’ve chosen. Let us know how you did the name like that?

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