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Hexagon pillow done!

A little finish!

Hello, hello!  I’m so pleased to have finished this little lavender pillow yesterday (Friday), hooray!  Do you get that lovely feeling when you finish a small project that’s been around forever too, or is it just me that turns up the music and does a happy dance?!  This little patchwork pillow is only about 6″ square, but it’s been on the go for almost a year.

Hand pieced and quilted hexagon lavender pillow. © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.dawnchorusstudio.com

Hexi lavender pillow

I finished the English paper piecing before last Christmas, but was too ill to think straight and finish it off. As I’ve got better it’s been in the back of my mind as one of those projects ‘that won’t take long’ – once I actually pick it up and get going with it! I got it hand quilted and sewn up this week though, and I’m most definitely happy with that.

Hand pieced and quilted hexagon lavender pillow. © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.dawnchorusstudio.com

Detail of some colourful hand quilting

There was some serendipity leaving it so long – a few months ago I was given this luscious piece of bottle green silk, which turned out to be both the perfect size and colour to finish it off.

Hand pieced and quilted hexagon lavender pillow. © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.dawnchorusstudio.com

Wonky backstitch and a natural shell button on pure silk

I’m looking forward to giving it to my friend, I’m sure she’ll have forgotten about it by now, so hopefully it’ll be a nice surprise!

New Pattern

In other news I finished writing the pattern for the Little Bird mug rug yesterday too. It’s all ready to put into my Craftsy pattern shop in the near future, so keep an eye open for that – if you subscribe to the newsletter (first one will be in November), you’ll be the first to hear about it; to sign up all you have to do is fill in the details in the column at the top right of the page (your email address won’t be used for any other purposes and you can unsubscribe at any time), which means you won’t have to remember to check back here to find out when the pattern’s available. Easy!

Hand quilted mug rugs. © Stephanie Boon, 2014 www.dawnchorusstudio.com

Little Bird, autumn mug rugs (the colour’s a bit over saturated, sorry!)

Oakshott Blog Hop

So what have you got planned for the weekend?  I got out at another project I should have finished months ago, remember this in the lovely Kaffe Fassett shot cottons?  But I still feel like I need some inspiration – I keep wondering whether to make it bigger so that it can be used, or continue with the idea that it would be a hanging, what do you think?

Looking around for some inspiration this morning I came across this Oakshott Blog Hop on Lily’s Quilts that’s happening soon and looks like it’ll be fun to follow along (click on the image below to see the list of bloggers taking part). Have you seen Oakshott’s website? It’s jammed full of luscious colour – I’ve got my eye on some of these ruby reds! Pity my wallet isn’t jammed full, haha!

The Oakshott Autumn Blog Hop

 

Have a colourful weekend everyone 🙂

Linking up with Amanda-Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday – don’t forget to hop on over, Amanada-Jean’s sharing a fabulous quilt made from solid scraps that she’s finished up this week, and of course there are lots of other quilty finishes to explore too 🙂

Happy Stitching

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  1. Ann
    Ann says:

    Lavender sounds fabulous right now and you made such a sweet sachet. Fortunate friend to receive this gift from the heart.
    I have hummingbirds at the feeder but only get “shadow” shots since it’s under the awning. Your delightful birds remind me of them. So happily colorful. Congratulations!

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thank you so much Ann 🙂 I have been thinking about you, and hope you’re well? How amazing to have hummingbirds in your garden, so lucky! (I have magpies that squabble all day!) I saw this video of a man feeding a hummingbird just the other day, it’s so joyous to watch. This is Colossal ‘A Fearless Hummingbird Visits a Man in his Kitchen I’ve only ever seen one once before and that was in Peru, it was mesmerising! Tiny and so colourful (not like the one in this video). Look forward to popping over to see what you’ve been up to this week 🙂

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    • Stephie
      Stephie says:

      Thanks Sally! My friend decorated her spare room in these colours so I hope she’ll like it. I think the small hand sewing projects have something to do with the idea of sitting cosily beside an open fire and whiling away a few hours at this time of year – wish I had an open fire to sit beside though, haha! Hope you’re looking forward to half term 🙂

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