I promised myself I would spend more time on my hobbies and am trying to finish off lots of sewing projects before I start any more. However when a copy of Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger landed on my doorstep there was a project I just had to make straight away.
Craft books are a major weakness and indulgence and Little Quilts is my kind of book. I love making little quilts for Little Sis to play with and I’ve already made a couple.
Little Quilts features 15 step-by-step projects for small quilts using traditional and contemporary patchwork and quilting techniques. I find little quilts fun to make and as they are achievable in a couple of evenings they suit me perfectly. I chose to make the Honeycomb quilt by Sarah Fielke. My son is studying mini beasts at nursery and they seem to have taken over every aspect of our lives!
The Honeycomb quilt came together in a couple of evenings and I enjoyed every step of the process from choosing a selection of fabrics to embroidering the bee and practising my sewing skills.
The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The only slight difficulty I had was with transferring the design to my fabric. I made my own light box with a light and a clear tray which helped!
Due to the size of the quilt it has been the perfect project and come everywhere with me. The original pattern is designed for the Honeycomb to be oval but I want to display my doll quilts down our staircase so I added a few hexagons and my finished quilt is a rectangle. I’m really pleased with it, I love the spring colours and the embroidery gives it an added dimension.
Little Quilts by Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger is published by CICO Books in July 2014 and is available from rylandpeters.com. Seven of the quilts have been designed by Sarah Fielke and seven by Amy Lobsiger, the final quilt is a collaboration. Techniques include hand and machine quilting, traditional piecing, paper piecing, applique and embroidery.