Way back in October I needed a simple piece so that I could demonstrate machine quilting at a home and garden show. The backstory is my guild was invited to spend time stitching at a big exhibition covering everything from home decoration and cooking to pets and landscaping. The idea was to open the visitors up to the wonderful world of quilting. It was a marvellous success! So much interest, lots and lots of questions and all in all heaps of fun.Given the venue and space I thought that machine quilting would be interesting, but not of a large quilt as it would be to difficult to wrangle. I found a pretty pattern at Geta’s Quilting Studio, quickly fused the appliqué shapes, spray basted the sandwich and was ready to go. The highlight was when a passerby recognised the pattern – she came from Romania and follows Geta’s blog.
Since then I finished the pink cushion and have just completed the blue one. All made from scraps of six different hand dyes and some white on white from my stash. The pattern is adapted from a table runner called Flamenco, easy to see the inspiration