I am happy to announce that Blue Jacaranda can now be found on Craftsy! I have so far uploaded two patterns – the Giant Rainbow Floor Cushion shown above (a great favourite with my children!) and the Lilac & Lavender Baby Quilt shown below. The latter is a free pattern so it can be downloaded from Craftsy without having to pay.
I will be adding more patterns over the next few weeks, so keep an eye on the pattern store (you can use the link in the blog header to go there).
This colourful baby quilt was inspired by the windmills in the Netherlands, my home country. I used the colours of the Dutch flag; red, white and blue; and one orange square as a reference to the Dutch Royal House of Orange.
The patterned fabrics are cut from authentic Dutch ‘farmers handkerchiefs’ (boerenzakdoeken), sent to me by my mother-in-law and my best friend in Holland (they are also available here).
The quilt was made as a project for the Australian magazine Creative Expressions, and I’m very proud that it made the cover!
The pattern is now available in my Craftsy pattern shop here.
Last week I made this table topper or trivet. I cut the diamond shapes from woolen sweaters that I had felted in the washing machine and stitched them together using a small zig zag. This pattern is known among quilters as ‘baby blocks’ – very effective, isn’t it?
Yesterday I made a smaller version that is now for sale in my Etsy shop. Here is a detail:
The back is made from a piece of felt from another sweater:
It would look great under a vase or a bowl – a perfect house-warming gift. It can also be used as a mouse pad.
I have a lot of felt left, so am going to try and make some more ‘trivets’ (strange word…). There are some more quilt blocks that I think would look very good in felt!
This sweet and simple baby quilt (100 x 75 cm) was made with some squares that were left over from another project. The backing is a red and white polka dot fabric. Perfect for a little girl! It will be for sale at the Family Fun Day (fete) at Wooloowin State School on Sunday 15 September.
You have seen my Burlap Pencil Rolls, Burlap Cards and Burlap Pincushion, but did you know I also made a Burlap Quilt? (read more about it here and here) It was juried into the State of the Art Quilt 13 exhibition which opened today at Gallery 159, The Gap, here in Brisbane.
The nicely matching bag is from Made by Nanna, a Dutch Etsy shop. I love it!