Quilt Petite Blog Hop - Recap (part 1)

We are halfway through the blog hop for my first book Quilt Petite, and, oh my goodness, we have had such an amazing array of projects made by some incredibly talented blogger friends already! They are all so adorable and each and every one of the projects have made me feel so proud, and blessed to be supported by such awesome friends and designers. Extending all of them a big thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Without further ado, here's a quick recap of the projects from the blog hop to date. You can find more about each project and see more pics on the makers' own blogs.

Wynn from Zakka Art:

Sarah from A Little Happy Place:

Bridgette from The Family Hearth:

Heidi from Fabric Mutt:

Minki from Minki's Work Table:

Ange from A Little Patchwork:

Lauren from Molly & Mama:

Michelle from Cole & Taffy:

Nadra from Ellis & Higgs:

Amy from Nana Company:

Faith from Sarana Ave:

Debbie from Happy Little Cottage:

Erin from Why Not Sew:

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl:

Melissa from Oh How Sweet:

Stacy from Stacy Olson Design:

Ayda from Cafe Nohut:

We have more to come from some more incredibly talented bloggers in the next two weeks so keep an eye on the hashtags #quiltpetitebloghop and #quiltpetite on Facebook and Instagram if you would like to follow along daily. I will post a recap of the rest of the projects at the end of the blog hop. Here's a schedule of the blog hop to remind you the full line up. 

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (wrap up + giveaway winner)

And don't forget - there is a giveaway on my previous blog post to win a copy of Quilt Petite as well as a parcel of fabric and Zakka goodies to accompany it! I will select and announce the winner on the last day of the blog hop - good luck!

Red & White Crochet Pillow

A major design deadline that took a lot of behind-the-scenes work is finally out of the way - hooray! So I've spent the last couple of days tidying up, taking stock, piling up fabrics to destash, and discovering lots of UFOs that have been sitting on my shelves, utterly neglected, for far too long. Such as this crochet pillow project that I started way back in April!

The pillow pattern is from fellow Tuva author Agnieszka Strycharska's book 'Vintage Style Crochet Projects'. A gorgeous book indeed with so much eye candy! This certainly won't be my last project from it. 

A few days of concerted effort, and my pillow is ready. I love the combination of red with white, pink and beige. I'm not sure what it is about crochet cushions but they sweeten and brighten up the space instantly, and I love the vintage feel of this pillow with that scalloped edge.

I used DMC Natura Cotton for this project, as recommended by Agnieszka in her book. I normally use DK or sports weight yarn for my crochet and this brand is much thinner so it took a bit of getting used to, but I love the delicate lace like finish. 

The crochet pillow front is sewn onto a fabric pillowcase that I made with white solid cotton for the front, and a sweet red and pink dot print from an old Tasha Noel line called Simple Life. 

Did you notice the vintage silk spools in some of the photos? Well, those were a recent find from a French antique store on Etsy, and whilst they cost me an absolute bomb to have them sent to Australia I couldn't resist them. They are over a hundred years old and the pictures don't do them justice.

Anyway, I'd better get back to my UFO pile to find my next project. I'm going to try and finish one UFO per week until the new year - let's see how I go! Anyone fancy joining me?

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