My hopes for a less stressful week were denied as it turns out that hubby managed to break a couple of ribs and bruise his lung during his motorbike spill last week. After much to-ing and fro-ing to Drs and the hospital he is now more comfortable and, all being well, on the road to recovery! My deadline sewing projects have been screaming at me from the cutting table but I’ve had to ignore them as I was too tired to concentrate and couldn’t risk bodging them. I couldn’t go all week without sewing though so I cracked on with my Tessellated Madness epp project. Yesterday I squared it up and quilted it with a zingy green Aurifil thread with my usual crazy straight lines.
Here’s a close-up of the quilting:
Then it was a quick job to turn it into a cushion because I clearly don’t have nearly enough of those 😉
I used the most awesome print by Anna Maria Horner for the backing fabric along with a flash of solid to conceal the zip!
For someone who has always detested hand sewing I have done plenty of it this past year! Just look at this little lot:
|Spring Carnival, Diamonds, kites and stars, Hexiestars and Tessellated Madness|
It’s official I am that crazy patchwork lady! I absolutely love that riot of colour 🙂 Now that I’ve finished this Tessellated Madness cushion I’m slightly miffed that you can’t really see the tessellated design very clearly. So what does any sane person do in this instance?… they start another one of course! I pulled this fabric stack last night with the intention of piecing a more subtle version. There are some of my favourite vintage style prints here in the form of Dream On by Urban Chiks, Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey, Lecien dots and the ever lovely Kei florals that I got from Polkadotteafabrics. Here’s my progress so far:
I’m hoping that the tessellated design will be easier to spot now that I’m using prints consistently throughout the block instead of being scraptastic!
I’ve had a few people ask about the templates so I’m offering them up free to anyone that’s interested here. You’ll find: 2 template sheets – 1 for the main block and 1 for the linking tessellation block
2 layout sheets – 1 for each block
You can refer to this post for basic visual guidance if you get stuck. As usual if you make anything with these templates I’d love to see your version! Please use #tessellatedmadness on Instagram or add a picture to our flickr group. Alternatively feel free to email me a photo 🙂 Catch you soon x