Sunday, February 4, 2018

Harlequin Hugs

After a couple of months of quilting deprivation, November brought more than enough reasons to do a (careful) little happy dance, not least being able to use my wrist again.

First was the publication of my first quilt project, Harlequin Hugs, in Quilters Companion #88

When Editor Michelle Marvig asked me to design a project, I knew from the start that I wanted to use fabrics from Vanessa Christensen’s gorgeous V and Co Ombre range to create a sweet cot quilt.

Having bought a rainbow selection of these from Amy Johnson (Amy’s Quilting Adventures) when we met up at Quiltcon Savannah last year, all I needed was a little more yardage and I was all set to ‘paint’ with fabric.

If you’ve seen the direction my quiltmaking has been going in the last couple of years you’ve probably gathered that I’m a tad crazy about creating texture on quilts by adding extra layers of surface interest. 

Well, Harlequin Hugs has plenty of that!

At the same time I tried to come up with a design that wouldn’t be too challenging for most quilters. 

I was touched by this introduction, and really happy with the magazine photo. Don’t you just love that sunshine yellow garden bench?

It felt good to be back!


  1. Congratulations on being chosen for the magazine, Di......a well deserved accolade!

  2. Hello Di,
    I am glad you are back.
    What a wonderful quilt. Looking so fresh and friendly.
    Hugs, Doris :o)

  3. Congrats Di. A lovely quilt, and an honour to be featured in the magazine. :-)


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