Monday, 27 July 2020

Double Bonus

My (OMG) goal for July was to finish designing and then piece a Kaffe Fassett quilt top, and I added that sashing and a border would be a bonus.  Well I got the whole top pieced including a sashing and border and then I used strips of left-over the fabric to cover a garden bench, so double bonus. 

‘Sunlight in the forest’ is designed by Kaffe and you can find the pattern in his book Quilts in Sweden. 

My inspiration for finishing this quilt actually was wanting to use some of this green fabric to cover the garden bench.  I saw a picture of another covered bench on the Kaffe Fassett Collective Facebook page and loved the idea, however I knew I had to finish the quilt first, so as not to accidently use fabric that I needed to complete the quilt top. Once I got the top done I was keen to add fabric strips to the bench. 

Neither the quilt nor the bench are finished, perhaps another months goal.  The bench needs a clear acrylic top coat and the quilt top needs backing and quilting.

Thanks to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, I am having fun completing unfinished projects.

We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us. ~ Jenny Uglow

Friday, 3 July 2020

July Goal

My One Monthly Goal (OMG) for July is to finish designing and then piece this quilt top. 
Sashing and border would be a bonus, my goal is just to finish selecting the fabric, cutting the blocks and get it pieced.

The quilt is called Sunshine in the Forest and I began working on it in a Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably workshop that I fortunate to attend at Out of Hand Needle Arts in Calgary.  It was a few years ago, so time to get this lovely pieced. 
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul. ~ John Muir