Friday 15 November 2013

Sewing with Janelle

Things were progressing normally this morning before the kids went to school 
and then for some reason I found myself going through my patterns. 
One thing lead to another and before I knew it, I had decided to spend my Friday ...

"Sewing with Janelle"

Nothing like a little impulsive "me time sewing".

These fabrics were originally purchased to make a bag with so I didn't quite have enough of the yardage to replace the Aqua that's shown on the cover photo so I decided to substitute both the orange and green in.

The fabrics in this range are so beautiful and bright.
Just the therapy I needed to finish off this week.

This was the first 4 blocks which shows the placement of the orange and green that's
 replacing the Aqua solid on the pattern cover.


This is what I was up to when Lily decided she wanted lunch!
Trimming the HSTs as I went.

and by the time the older kids were walking in the door at 3.30 I had this :o)
I have omitted the final pieced border as I only have enough fabric left for a scrappy binding.

This is how I plan to leave it but who knows, 
I may make an impulsive purchase and get the fabric for the next pieced border.

The pattern is Mary Mary by Janelle Wind and is available HERE
my finished version is currently 54" square
I have used High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda

I already have quilting ideas floating around.  
If I had backing fabric I know how I would be spending my Friday night :)

Handmade by Heidi

hugs Sharon


  1. Love your fabric choices Sharon. Wow I envy your sewing pace, you go girl !!
    Love it. Therese x

  2. Not only did you get a quilt top made, you took photos and blogged about it! Would you consider doing a solid border in orange and/or green?

  3. I think it looks better without the aqua. A great, fast finish,

  4. So pretty! Love your choice of fabrics! Thanks for the link for the pattern.

  5. That quilt pattern is pretty old one of Janelles......she remade it in brights when she redid the pattern covers.......I made it about 8-10years ago in antique blue/pink colours.............We called it Princess Mary - from the pattern name combined with Fairy Girls love of Princess Mary at the time..........i'll try and find a pic of it to share.........

  6. Well you certainly stayed out of trouble didn't you. Your new quilt top looks great too! :)

  7. Wow, you certainly had a productive day! Love the quilt design and the colours you used.

  8. Loved seeing this quilt up close Sharon, it is beautiful, great fabrics. Nice to finally meet you too! xx


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