Monday, 17 June 2013

butterflies in the garden

Hi, I'm Katy and I blog over at I'm A GingerMonkey. I've been helping Nel with her preparations for the festival of quilts in August and playing around with some of the next fabric release, Secret Garden.

One of the finished projects is this butterfly cushion, with 3D butterflies appliqued onto it.

Butterfly pillow

It was a really simple project to make, and I talk a little bit about how I made it on the Sizzix blog should you want to make one yourself (you can find the direct link if you click here).

Butterfly applique

I'm also working on a quilt and some more cushions for Nel so I'll show you more of those as I get them finished.

I hope you like what we're doing with the new fabrics - I think this is my favourite of Nel's collections so far, the colours are beautiful and the designs work so nicely together. There's a fantastic mix of scale with both larger and smaller prints, which is important to me as a quilter.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

stitching up a storm

Preparation for this year's Festival of Quilts in Birmingham is well underway with some of the advance yardage of my next line for Free Spirit, Secret Garden.

We'll have a garden theme, as it seems fitting for the florals and the name of the collection.

The quilt that will hang in the booth has been started with some ideas for cushions to match...

And some of the leftovers from the quilt fabrics have been cut into butterflies (some of these butterflies may well be used on cushions).

I can't wait to be able to show you more as the projects are completed!