A Finish!

So I’ve finally finished a quilt for myself in a fabric line I’d coveted for SO long – Butterscotch and Rose by the enormously talented Joanna Figuera of Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. I didn’t need another quilt. But eventually I guiltily bought some in fear of it being discontinued soon and regretting. But the guilt has passed now it’s finished and being used – and I LOVE it!


Aren’t the colours glorious? It’s so cosy. The patterns are floral and vintagey but with a modern feel, and as all their fabrics the colours feel so fresh and vibrant whilst staying cottagey. It’s about 52” x 56” (I’ll check those figures at some point, but they are about right, a perfect sofa quilt size anyway).


I used the “double slice” pattern for Layer cakes demonstrated here by the ever-perky Jenny from Missouri Quilt Company :


It’s a great pattern, so quick and easy. I made another quilt top (which I’ll show another day as it’s a gift) with it recently – in an evening, and a real pleasure to do, easy but not too monotonous.

I used wool batting for the first time – Hobbs’ Tuscany wool batting. It’s gorgeous to use, really easy to quilt. It gives a puffier result than cotton, but not nearly as much as high-loft polyester – it makes it feel very cosy. I’m worried about washing it, but I’ve read lots of forum posts by folk saying they’ve cool washed – and tumble dried! – with no problems, so fingers crossed when that time comes. It’s drapes so beautifully. My little boy keeps cosying up in it which makes me smile a lot.

And here it is on our futon sofa ready for TV watching with the husband when the boy is in bed (if I ever get off the computer/ off my sewing machine – ha!)


Till next time



ps you can email me at poppy@cuckooblue.co.uk

or visit my flickrstream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuckoo-blue/

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