Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge

A few months ago I was sent a little bundle of fabric from the Fat Quarterly team for one of their designer challenges. The fabric was this little pile of Sugar Hill by Tanya Whelan (which is waaaay out of my comfort zone!)


I really struggled with what to make with these - but it was coming up to Mother's Day here, so I decided to make a cushion (pillow) for my mum. 


It's a part of the latest issue of Fat Quarterly (Issue 10) which is available now, and has some extremely cool projects in it :o) I didn't mean mine there, I actually don't love it very much. But my mum likes it and uses it, so it's all good.

I'm hoping to have a quilty finish later this week - I've nearly finished quilting Finn's quilt, and we've chosen the binding fabric together so it's all good to go if I get time. I'm single parenting for two weeks again (not yay at all) so there's not a lot of spare time or energy for sewing. 

Oh and thanks to all of you who have been putting up your QAL blocks in the Flickr group - I get all jumpy and excited that people are actually joining in! I really need to get out more ;o)

xx Jess



15 comments:

Charlotte said...

that is GORGEOUS! I love the quilting. Really really pretty!

Deborah said...

I love Tanya Whelan's fabric and I LOVE your cushion. Lucky Mom!! The quilting is really lovely!

Needled Mom said...

Very pretty and I LOVE your quilting on it.

Sarah said...

It looks lovely, thats some really sweet quilting on it too :-)

Katy Cameron said...

I saw this earlier, congrats :o)

Good luck with your quilty finish too!

Heather D. said...

It's SO lovely! I'm not a huge fan of those kinds of floral prints, but you've done something very very nice with them. Still letting those flowers shine, but not be overbearing. Nice work.

MC said...

I'm not much for florals either, but this is a lovely cushion!

Kelly said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jess!

Catherine said...

How can you not love it: I think it is gorgeous. Love the quilting on it

moira said...

just lovely and the quilting rocks as usual

Cherie said...

I too have some of those prints!
Loving how you used them on the pillow! The quilting looks amazing! =D

Rosa said...

Your mother is a lucky girl.Your pillow is nicest

Kristy QP said...

Gorgeous cushion! I love the quilted flower in the centre!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love that fabric and I love the cushion!! Congratulations on your feature :) x

Jessica said...

The cushion is really pretty and the quilting on it really sets it off!
I know what you mean about the Flickr group!! Awesome!