Saturday, 7 June 2014

Diamonds, Triangles and Hexagons

When our family was in Australia recently I was lucky enough to find a gorgeous little patchwork shop called 'The Patchwork Angel' near where we were staying on the Sunshine Coast.  I only say little because of what it looked like from the outside - inside was an amazing array of crafting delight!  I was also delighted that my husband let me find it!

Although the prices weren't that different to what we find in New Zealand (ie A$22/m for fabric - the exception being pre-cuts) the range of fabrics and notions was impressive!  I was delighted to purchase both a 'Sidekick Ruler' and 'Mini Hex N More' by Jaybird Quilts as well as some patterns to go with them.

I have used the mini to make the previously posted 'Sew Together' bag and had great fun making this 'Rock Candy' pattern with my new sidekick!  I have also made a 'Tasty Table Runner' last year using the usual 'Hex N More' ruler.

With this project I used a variety of V and Co fabrics ('Simply Color', 'Simply Style' and 'Color Me Happy') and Kona bleached white.  I love the print from 'Simply Color' that I chose for the binding.

Quilting it was fun - I used my walking foot and made orange peel style curves.  I possibly should have used clear thread rather than the Aurifil natural white?

I'm linking this up with 'Finish It Up Friday' at 'Crazy Mom Quilts'.

Also - I'm entering this in the Jaybird Quilts Sew Along hosted by Sew Sweetness.

I would love to hear about it if you have made something similar...  What Jaybird Quilts pattern should I try next?  I'm looking at the gorgeous work in the above pool and getting lots of inspiration!


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