Thursday 6 November 2014

Ode To Green Tea & Sweet Beans...

Love love love!!!

It started with two small blocks, selected with Sonia, back at FQR in Jen Kingwell's wonderful hand stitching and appliqué class, and then grew…

Although I desperately want to make the whole Green Tea & Sweet Beans quilt, I decided a cushion, pillow-sized (just to confuse the pants off non-Brits!), was just the ticket to start with.  I had never hand-stitched before the class, and only since hand-quilted one cushion, so this is a practice piece, to keep me going for now!

I so love it when a beautiful plan comes together!

I backed it with a lovely spot, which I know was a bolt end of an extra-wide backing from Village Haberdashery.  The binding is my all time favourite Liberty Lifestyle print; if you know where I can get any more, please let me know, my precious meter is now down to significantly less.

So there you go.  A long time coming, but I definitely think it was worth the wait.

Oh and a FAL tick - woo hoo!

PS. If my posts become even more speedy/sporadic over the next 10 days or so, it's because crazy birthday season will be in full swing, starting tomorrow with a girly sleepover whilst dear son spends the night at the museum.  No. sleep. for. anyone!


  1. Its bautiful! That's my favourite liberty lifestye print too x

  2. I have hand sewing one of her patterns on my bucket list.

  3. Gorgeous! I love that Lib print too

  4. Look at you and your house partying hard! Love it.
    Your pillow-cushion (good lord, what is it!?!?) is an absolute stunner. Your hand piecing and applique are just wonderful and the scrappiness is perfect. Love what you've created!

  5. hahahahaha! laughing my arse off at the prospect of confused non-brits going "huh????"
    Also loving the pillowcase cushion cover. Beautiful scrappiness!

  6. It was worth the wait! Gorgeous. x

  7. Beautiful, can't wait to see the quilt!

  8. I completely love it. Each picture makes me want to see it in greater detail.

  9. I love this so much - it is truly gorgeous :)

  10. Well that's a bit more than gorgeous isn't it?!

  11. Love your pillow!
    Have you tried Shaukat in London for your liberty fabric?

  12. This is fabulous - lovely idea to take a quilt that you're inspired by and turn it into a cushion. I love the colours, patterns and fabrics you've used. It's beautiful.


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