Guess what? I made another zippy pouch, and this one is for me. I love it! Turquoise is one of my favourite colours and I put the fabrics together beautifully. I haven't decided what to use it for yet, but in the meantime I am happy just to let it stay on my chest of drawers where I can admire it.
In last month's Love Patchwork and Quilting there were some lovely quilt as you go cushions which I wanted to have a go at. I've seen a few people making them on Instagram which inspired me to hit my stash and make my own.
I had never tried quilt as you go before but it was a lot of fun and very satisfying. This is a good pattern for using up scraps. This is only the front but it won't take me long to sew the back of the cushion. I hope to make a couple more to match this one.
You may have noticed that the two previous projects include cat fabrics. I love cats! But at the moment I am remembering this time last year when my beloved ginger boy, Granby, became ill and we had to say goodbye to him. I still miss him, though I do love the new boys we have adopted since. In homage to Granby and now Brutus and Jackson I have made some patchwork cats which are on the wall of my sewing room. I am pleased with this project, though I wonder if I need to remake Jackson because the dark purple doesn't show up his tabby fur.
I am especially pleased with how Brutus turned out because I think I managed to capture his look quite accurately. Wouldn't you agree?
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