click here. Just like darling Brandy in the video above, who becomes blind to her surroundings, extraneous noises and objects when tracking the elusive squirrel, we, as quilters have experienced that blinders on, nothing else matters, get-your-own-meals, I-gotta-SEW-this-and-sew-it-NOW feeling. That brilliant bauble of a quilt project, glittery gem of an idea, and, (cue Metallica) "Nothing Else Matters" until it's done.
My frst DrEAMi! (oh yeah, I've had more than one this month, heaven help me, no wonder my family's quilts are always late) was the Modern Trees Christmas quilt you see in that intro post using the Henry Glass Fabrics I won.
My second DrEAMi! happened when I created my first house block for the RSC2017 and promised a tutorial. Well, I had no photos of that purple house, so what's a girl to do but make another block for the tutorial (which you can find here on my blog or a free PDF here), using her favourite colour, buh-LOO!! These are leftovers from the Meadow Mystery quilt.
Updated to add: I had no idea (note this was posted Jan. 28) that these would be February colours for Angela's RSC2017! So I was actually ahead of the curve for the first time since I joined her challenge in 2015 LOL!!
I knew right away I wanted to turn this one into a new cushion cover for my new sewing room.
I set it aside. But it called to me. It wouldn't take long to quilt up...
I couldn't focus on anything else until it was done....
Sweet Naala... This is not on my Q1FAL list, totally not planned for this quarter, just scurried up in front of my nose and flicked its bushy tail at me. But I couldn't be happier that I followed my nose and let myself get diverted!
I started with the spirals in the sky separated by wiggly lines, an Angela Walters design I saw online and saved a photo of (and now cannot find where I saved it ugh!), moved onto the gingerbread-type roof scallops, and it just got a-hold of me...
|The back before it becomes a cushion cover and this gets hidden! I did write my name and details on the lines across the bottom|
I bound it with the turquoise I used in the star centre. Why I brought that down here and none of the navy outside of half a dozen under 5" scraps I do not know, but turquoise is part of this Northcott line and I snagged a bit of it thinking I might work it into the Meadow Mystery, maybe as binding.
|Artisan Spirit Painter's Passion is the name of this line - isn't it sumptuous?|
I did an envelope back, not quite like Amanda Jean's at Crazy Mom Quilts, but very similar. I hand-stitched the binding down, my favourite way to finish off a binding.
Here it is off the cushion so you can see it in its entirety. The top and bottom kind of get hidden by the fat belly of the cushion!
|Yep I had fun: the grass (can you spot my initials?!) dot to dot, bricks, the heart, the clapboard, windows...makes me smile!|
Seems to be a colour trend, no?! If you take a look at my Craftsy pattern store page, you may notice a similar trend! Incidentally I didn't buy one of the pillow forms for these covers; I simply recovered existing ones I no longer liked or wanted to change up!
Pattern: Original Design
Size: 19.5" square
Fabric: scraps and leftovers except for the binding
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Quilted: on my Bernina
Threads: pieced with Gütermann, quilted with Gütermann, Essential cotton variegated "Ocean Jewels", Sulky rayon 40 wt 942 2209 and 942 1177
What has got you diverted this past month? Have you 'become the squirrel'?! I'd love it if you'd share it with us! Remember that a DrEAMi! does not have to be a finished project, but it must be an unplanned something that has had you dropping everything just to sew, sew, sew...
Linking up with:
Cooking Up Quilts