Monday, 29 September 2014

Hatched and Patched 'Some Kind of Wonderful'

About a year ago, I saw on one of the FB pages, a quilt completed to a pattern by Hatched and Patched.

It was lovely and whimsical and I fell in love with it straight away. It was called, 'My Favourite Things' and I just knew I had to make my own version.

I ordered the book from abroad and it soon arrived and I hungrily devoured the pages. There were so many wonderful patterns in the book, apart from the quilt! There was a sewing case, a needle book, a pincushion, pillow, heat bag, door  hanger, table runner, bag, coin purse, travel document holder, shoe stuffers, eye mask....!

By Anni Downs, the book is beautifully produced, written, with clear instructions.

I ordered some cream fabric for my panels and went through my scraps to find good fabric to make the pictures for the panels. I had a jelly roll of creams and beiges, mushrooms, taupe, soft pinks and peppermint greens, which would help create all the accent blocks and patchwork pieces.

So far, I'm about half way through making the panels. It's a project I do in between other projects I get asked to do. My spare moment project. And I'm loving it! I can't wait to finish all these panels, so I can start constructing the quilt top properly. And best of all, this will be a quilt for me! Not to be sold, not to give away. This ones just for me!

So what is your spare moment project? What do you keep coming back to, when you're not working on something else?
I'd love to hear about them.

(P.S. I got such great feedback for 'Regatta' [see last post] and so many likes on Facebook, for it! I'm so thrilled, as it was a new technique. Thanks to all for their feedback and those of you who got in touch privately. Many thanks!)

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