For 2017 I want to make my first full size quilt. It will be for my double bed and as daffodils are my favourite flower it will be embroidered with daffodils. After much debate I found this wonderful Nancy Zieman tutorial for a camouflaged 9 patch. She shows how to make it and in such an easy way. Rather than cutting out lots of individual squares, it is cleverly pieced.
I have bought white fabric and a blue batik, similar to the one in Nancy's video. In the white squares will be machine embroidered a daffodil pattern, with quilting around the sides. In the blue squares will be a floral redwork pattern, done in white.
Before starting I wanted to test the design so made up a couple of blocks. I used fabric on hand and made a fox winter wreath from Embroidery Library with quilting around the sides and on the smaller squares, and stippling, a free design from Kreative Kiwi on the large blue squares. The winter fox wreath was offered as part of the Happy Hour. If you make a purchase from Embroidery Library, the following month you get an email invitation to Happy hour, where there are designs on special. This fox was part of a design pattern that was free if you made a Happy Hour purchase and is not available on their website. The design pack is really pretty and I am blown away that they would only offer this as a one-off freebie and not sell it. So generous! It certainly encourages me to buy more from them - probably part of their master plan!
After making the blocks I wondered what to do with them. They were too pretty to waste. So I decided another tote bag would work. Here it is.
|Front with winter fox wreath|
|Inside has 2 inside pockets, one ordrinary, the other has card slots.|
|back of bag, stippled.|
Unfortunately my version didn't turn out as nicely.
The front is WAY too low, hence me wearing it over a dress. The photo is shot from below so not so obvious, but you can see my bra above the pink front,
The side sleeves are set way too low, again showing my bra.
Back view, until I saw this photo I hadn't realised how badly that is dragging.