So I thought I'd give foundation piecing a go and see if I was any good at it. I wanted to make a personalised cushion to go with this quilt. I made up my own letters and got started with some scraps.
Usually I go with appliqué letters or embroidery to personalise a quilt or set but today I was feeling adventurous... the rebel that I am! :P
Now I'm pretty sure a moderately experienced person would have had these 3 letters done in maybe MAX an hour. For my first attempt it took me... well I'm kinda a little embarrassed to share... almost all morning. Yup I kept finding holes where the fabric slipped and I had continued sewing. But with my trusty unpicker I kept at it until I had this to show for it.
Not bad I think. Just really glad it was a simple name. Boy I would have been stumped if I had to do any name much longer. But I'm hoping I might stick at it and one day make a couple of these...
A while a go I pinned this image of a quilt by Faith from Fresh Lemon Quilts. She had a quick "how to" on how she put these blocks together to make this quilt. It is a gorgeous quilt so I wanted to have a go. The only difference was that I had half a Giddy jelly roll staring at me, begging to be made into a quilt.
So I used it up. Sewed together the strips I had left, cut them into triangles and made up my blocks that way.
Not bad ay? The pink centre strip doesn't meet up exactly but you cant tell unless you stick your face right in there. I'm really happy how it turned out especially since there was no foundation piecing in site.