Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Pondlife fabric - all the photos!

Just reading back through my blog I have just realised I never posted the quilts that were made using my Pondlife fabrics! . . . how rubbish is that!

. . . here they are in all there glory

This is where the whole collection started as an idea . . . My eldest daughters nickname is froggy and I originally designed her a quilt using the frog motif a long long time ago. It was however one of those quilts that I was never quite happy with so for purely selfish reasons I'm glad that I got to redo it as this is how I imagined it. She has quite a cheeky spirited nature so hopefully I was able to capture that in the cheeky inquisitive expressions on the frogs. It was quilted with bubbles in the background but with pesky irritating flies behind the frogs!!

If you would like to make one of these fancy Frogface quilts click here


New current passion is foundation piecing so this gem uses just that technique! This quilt has 30 fish each made from one of the fabrics in the Pondlife fabric collection. As I like to make things just a little bit more challenging I added a 'flappy' fin to each fish which my quilter had to patiently flip backwards and forwards to make sure that they didn't get quilted over!! I just love this and its flexible design means that you can make it bigger or smaller depending on your patience and love of foundation piecing ;-). the eyes were a challenge as I really didn't want to appliqué 30 tiny black circles but the problem was solved with a felt circle bought from Etsy & a black button.

If you feel like giving the quilt a go then you can find it here


One of the prints in the collection is called 'peekaboo' - I took the design for peekaboo and upscaled it to create an appliqué cushion. I teamed it with a quick quilt-as-you-go cushion. I think they make a handsome pair to brighten up your summer furniture.

If you prefer to stitch something less challenging then the quilts then you can find the cushion set pattern here

I did make a heap load more stuff but just need to go track down the photos . . .

Happy stitching x 

Pondlife fabric is distributed through Ella Blue fabrics

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