A few months back I responded to an email about the latest Riley Blake Fabric challenge - it was a good thing I responded quickly, as the fabric was gone in no time!
The challenge was to use the provided fabric - The Cottage Garden by Amanda Herring aka The Quilted Fish, and only that fabric, (plus you could add any Riley Blake Basics), to make something quilted, make something new and to challenge yourself. Check out this video Amanda has put together that details the challenge and gives some background on the fabrics.
|I love this quote that just appeared this morning - it is a great way to approach life!|
What to make? I've made quite a few things in my time, but one thing that I had not made, and which I've been intending to make, was a sewing machine cover. Making it quilted was no problem! Challenging myself - okay, work with no pattern, (okay so that's not really a challenge, I tend to do that a lot!) try some techniques you've not done before - I've never made a Dresden plate before, and I've not used the porthole technique before either, so lets include those. Oh, and that cover has to actually fit my machine!
With my plan laid out, at least in my mind, it took some time before I could actually put it into place, but I finally managed to get started about a week ago, and this morning I finished it off. Just in time for the Vancouver MQG meeting tonight.
I'm thrilled with how it has turned out!
|it's got to have some matchstick quilting, right?|
|my appliqued Dresden plate with porthole|
|used all 6 fabrics|
|keeping my machine dust free!|
Oh, and this one is on my Q3 list for the Finish a long! Score!