20 July 2016
Here's one I made earlier!
Aneela Hoey's stunningVignette collection.
The basket pattern I used, can be found in Lori Holt's book Great Granny Squared, more copies due in to the shop soon! It's been on my hit list for a while and was, as you would expect from Lori's clear and concise pattern instructions, a breeze to piece together.
The appliqued flowers were my own addition, but were simply made using various shapes from Lori's fabulous 'Bloom templates', which you can find HERE. I used as always, my favourite interfacing method to prepare the shapes and then hand appliqued them using Aurifil 50wt. The stems were made using my Clover 1/4" Bias Maker with the fabric cut on the cross to allow the stems to bend.
I spent and enjoyable few evenings hand quilting using a mix of of Aurifil 12 wt in various colours, I'm particularly pleased with the black stitching, I think it really makes the colours from the fabrics pop. Black interestingly seems to feature in quite a few up coming collections, 'Handmade' by Bonnie and Camille and 'Olives Flower Market' by Lella Boutique spring to mind. For the majority of the quilting I simply followed the outline of the shapes, but I also had fun using different stitches to create texture and patterns. My hera marker was as always a handy tool to mark out the cross hatching on the basket.
As always if you have any questions about the techniques, fabric or equipment I used, simply leave a comment below or pop me an email and I'll happily do my best to help!
I hope that you're enjoying the sunny weather.....I know one shouldn't complain, but boy isn't it hot!
See you next time.