Since reading this post on Mollie Makes about Amy Butler's husband David Butler's new line of fabric called 'Curious Nature' I have been itching to get my hands on a few fat quarters to have a play with myself.... and since going overboard and buying myself quite a few meters of the fabric, I've been itching (bus also a little hesitant) to get making with it.
It's been one of those situations where I covet the fabric so much, and know I want to make something for myself with it, but because I don't know how much I'll need or what I'd like to do with it, I just can't seem to get going with it. So rather than start cutting and piecing and let my work go to waste, I decided I could spare a few strips and donate them to the 52 weeks : 52 crafts project as means of getting myself going and getting started playing with the fabric.
Add in a not-so-great weekend of weather, a tutorial for a 'Strippy Pillow' that's been on my tute-do list for quite a few months, and a full day of terrible films on telly (and I do mean terrible - Speed 2: Cruise Control, anyone?) and I found myself in the perfect storm of crafting.
I followed this tutorial from Quilting in the Rain but cut my own strips a bit larger (3 inch strip instead of the usual 2 1/2 in from a jelly roll) and spaced mine a little further apart. I also decided to make the cushion soft and cosy by using a contrasting corduroy for the background.
and here is how I did;
Currently my spring clear out is happening, but as these auctions end the cushion will be listed and it will appear below:
** please note the auctions below update only once an hour, so there may be less time to bid than you think! please click to follow the link.
In the meantime why not browse through the auctions ending this evening, and stay tuned to the blog for some of my holiday pics and crafty finds in France!