Don't you love it when the sun starts to make its presence more felt? It has been such a long, wet and freezing winter and while I do love my layers there is nothing like the energy that comes with warmth, especially in late afternoons. Spring is definitely my favourite season of the year especially on these beautiful mild days.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of posting Lishy's quilt and now I get to hold my breath for a few days until it safely arrives and I know the customer is happy. Lishy's mum Tanya is an incredible sewist (find her at Sewvolution) so I am even more nervous than usual. I am always so grateful when handmade friends order but it definitely makes me that much more stressed lol.
Still when I put the quilt on Hannah's bed I was extremely happy with her - a new pattern for me (still working outside my comfort zone hahaha) and a very intensive quilting process created something very sweet and I cant wait to see it in it's new home.
We used the Michael Miller range Brambleberry ridge for the quilt, to date one of the most popular fabric ranges I have used, my Etsy store is always busy with cushions made from it. I wanted to do something really special for Lishy's quilt so decided on a sweet pattern that would show some detail of the range but in a soft and pretty way. Tanya choose the mint, peach and mauve colours for the quilt and then
|There are some flowers on Hannah's tree - it is spring after all!|
To coordinate with the quilt I made an apple pie cushion in the 4 main Brambleberry prints - I definitely don't tire of making these cushions and have another four on my sewing table to finish and send out this week so I think it is safe to say you guys don't tire of them either!
|Beautiful pussy cat from Butterfly Belle Handmade|
Lets take a closer look (can you tell I am proud of my efforts lol)
So now I wait patiently for it to make its way home. I religiously monitor tracking on all my quilts to make sure they travel safely. Plus it builds my excitement too, that moment when you know it is about to hit their door step is incredible.
Now off to the sewing machine I go - this is a big sewing week for me as I work on a custom quilt order for 2 gorgeous sisters and also work through my individual Etsy orders. Luckily that shining sun on my back will keep the energy levels flowing, oh and multiple cups of coffee too of course!
Till next time