I've got quite a few larger projects on the go at them moment so it's been great fun to work on some small and really quick little makes. These actually came about as a result of some furniture make overs that Andy did to freshen up some 'new to us' furniture. He did such a lovely job, I thought it would be best to add some protective little mats to prevent them from getting excessively scratched. I like things to naturally age rather than be damaged through neglect, if you know what I mean!!
So first up was this 'Quilt As You Go' runner. This was a brand new technique to me which I learnt from this fabulous book. I 'met' Jera via Instagram and I was very inspired by her beautiful quilts, you can see more on her blog here. I was thrilled therefore when she suggested a little swap, so I sent her some pretty fabrics from my personal stash and she sent me her lovely book..... result! The fabrics I used were all from the very pretty Ballet Rose collection, which I have loved ever since they arrived for the website and our newly painted hall cupboard provided the perfect opportunity for me to use them.
Now I know a pink set of drawers in your hallway is not everyone's cup of tea, but oh boy...... I love it and I love my husband even more for not only agreeing to the colour, but then painting it for me....I knew he was a keeper the moment I met him!
Can you see that cupboard in the kitchen, the white one, well under the lamp is this little mat.......
back here and for the scales to sit on I delved into my scraps to make a simple little quilted mat.
Finally here's a little pencil case I made for Poppy to take her friends birthday party. The squares were left over from previous projects, and I added the little embroidered name tag. From experience, I know Poppy loves to receive personalised things, so I hope it was well received.
That's it for now, but I'll be back on Wednesday with the next installment of the Patchy Heart Quilt Along..... this week it's all about layering and quilting. I hope to see you then!