Friday 23 August 2013

A Finish - Dogwood Cushion

Can you believe this is a practice piece?  It's the first exercise in the Penny Sampler Quilt course over at Stiched in Colour.  We are learning applique techniques and I finished this yesterday evening.  

These are not my normal colours but I really liked the pattern in the orange fabric when I was browsing through fat quarters in my LQS.  The cream tone on tone pattern caught my eye.  I have no idea what it is but I bought it in two different shades of blue as well for my Doctor Who Quilt-A-Long.

The black sketch stitching was great fun and not that difficult in the end.  I've always liked this look but for some reason felt it must be hard and shied away from it.  I think I have found my new favourite way to applique!

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  1. Ooo, yours looks great! I just finished mine up as well and was so surprised at how easy the sketch stitching was! Your sketch stitching is fantastic!

  2. love it. also like the quilt at the top left of your blog . . . Miss rosie quilts?

  3. Your pillow is very pretty. I love the colors especially the orange. The Halloween swap looks fun too!

  4. Sweet! Never enough of pillow!Love the simplicity!

    Amira @

  5. The orange is gorgeous! I find it so much fun when a colour out of the ordinary jumps out at you and begs to be used - and I see what you mean about that print. It looks fantastic!

  6. Eep! This is a gentle reminder that I have an entire quilt top of these dogwood blossoms to work on. Can it be true that I started it back in 2013?! Well, it's on the to-do list for 2015: learn how to FMQ and finish that project up!


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