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!

3 comments:

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

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

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

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