Who doesn’t love a Dresden Plate?

Flea Market Fancy Dresden Plate

Who doesn’t love a Dresden Plate pillow created with Flea Market Fancy? I love the Dresden Plate, it’s so easy to whip up and the results are satisfying. I’m working on a blue version to go with our new duvet cover from Ikea. The pillow above is backed with the same blue floral print as is in the centre of the plate with a simple envelope closure for easy washing. The feather cushion was purchased at Ikea for $6 and measures 20″ square.

Dresden Plate

New hair cut, sorry about the crappy pic.

Sub-Urban Curve Block

Quilted, bound and now available in my Etsy shop! I love this cushion cover, a bit of steam and it appears more polished or leave it wrinkled from the dryer and it’s cabin comfy.  I can really see this as a full quilt, so yummy!  I’m working on another similar to this with red and deep aqua and really wanted to get it finished today but I ran out of time. I’m really loving working with the Easy Curve Ruler and Secret Garden by Patti Henderson, the fabric is very soft (before I starch the crap out of it).


I purchased the very popular Swoon quilt pattern this weekend, I’m looking forward to playing with that next weekend.

SubUrban Curve

Or “How I Overcame My Fear of the Colour Coral”.

Coral is not a colour in my life, it’s a word in my vocabulary because we keep a saltwater aquarium and there is nothing this colour in our tank. Who thought this hue was “coral”?

Anyway, I created this block using Sandi Henderson’s Secret Garden for Michael Miller fabrics and I love it! Coral, green and yellow are not colours I would have paired but look how beautifully they work together. Gentle, sweet, and lovely are some of the words I’d use to describe this fabric.

Instead of creating a nine patch to feature in the middle of this block, I used a medallion print and framed it using the Quick Curve Ruler. once I finish up all my cushion covers, I’m going to experiment more with the ruler to create something new.

Urban 9 Patch Finished & Quilted

This was a fun block to make, I really enjoyed the process and the instructions were easy to follow. The Quick Curve Ruler works best with a regular 45″ rotary cutter with the straight handle.  I found the ergonomic handle rotary cutter didn’t work as well. My Bernina needs a good cleaning, my free motion quilting was a little rusty but I tried some new things , “l” loops on the outer turquoise fabric, spirals in the fuchsia tonal fabric and meandering daises in the middle.

Disregard the stitching in the corners, I’m going to rip that out and leave them clean. Click photos for close-ups.

Pez – pez – pez – red

After yesterday’s blockapalooza I decided I HAD to do something with all the blocks I’m making.

Pezzy goodness

So, I came up with this new cushion top. I have more pezzy goodness on the back burner but I’m out of time this weekend.

I’m not happy that I couldn’t settle down yesterday but all is not lost, I really honed my patchwork skills, something I needed to work on and I certainly learned some new tricks, always good.

Hope you were more productive than I was!

Thank you Alex!

Alex Veronelli of Aurifil fame posted my lucky ladybug cushion cover on his Facebook page and drove hundreds of visitors to my site today, it was very exciting, thank you Alex!

I managed to make a back for it and bind it, 13+ hours later here’s the finished project.

Alex, if you’re reading this, you’ll be happy to know that I ordered two more spools of Aurifil thread, I don’t want to run out!