The theme this month in the Siblings Together Bee 2 is Hedgehogs!
These cute little fellas are the brain child of Melly and Me!
This is the original pattern by Melly and Me, which you can purchase here.
(As you can see, in Siblings Together we are going for a more 'brights and scrappy' look with our blocks!)
I know some people adore hedgehogs, so get ready for some cuteness overload!
Meet Hollie! Isn't she a cutie (and also made and designed by Melly and Me)!
To make your very own Hollie the Hedgehog go here to get the Melly and Me pattern.
Now if you know me well, you may know that I haven't always had such positive encounters with said 'hogs'! Suffice to say, several early morning experiences involving my dog, a large mixing bowl, and airborne hogs into the local school grounds will just about cover it! 'Nuff said!
(No hedgehogs were injured in said relocation - I know because THEY KEPT COMING BACK INTO MY GARDEN!)
The perfect day to show you my Spring Greens quilt.
I've used different sized 'geese' in Sandi Henderson's 'Secret Garden' fabrics.
This was a lot of fun to make!
My mind starting thinking about our migratory Brent Geese (who occupy Strangford Lough during our winter months), which inspired me to quilt arcs across the geese. My thinking here was to give some 'movement' to the geese! Do you think it works?
More Sandi Henderson in the back.
The quilt finishes up at 67" x 72" and if you fancy making your own version, you can find the pattern in the March edition of Popular Patchwork.
Our Brent geese will fly away again in April! So glad I've got my own resident geese, all year round!
Continuing the 'Love' theme this month, here are the 2 cushions I submitted for publication:
Quilt Now (Feb issue):
Similar to my 'Drunken Hearts' quilt, this cushion is made using drunken path units to form the curved tops of the heart (Katy the editor named it 'Dunk Your Heart' because it reminded her of Jammie Dodger biscuits!).
I chose the sweetest red Lecien 30's Fabric Collection with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax for the background.
Frumble sell a wonderful range of pom pom trim and I couldn't resist going for giant red pom poms to finish off this round cushion.
Sewing World (Feb issue):
This is my Chenille Heart Cushion, with a positive and negative front and back.
Chenille is a 'layering and slashing' technique, creating raw edges which turn fluffy when washed. It's a wonderfully tactile finish, perfect for a snuggly cushion don't you think!
So if you are looking for a valentines gift idea for that someone special, grab yourself one of these magazines and get cracking! You've still got time!