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Monday, October 7, 2013

More about fussy cutting, and a free pear quilt...


Remember back HERE when I talked about fussy cutting blocks for your projects to allow the fabric to shine?
Well, I'm at it again.
Almost two years ago my buddy Wendy gifted me with a kit to make THIS Pastel Pears table topper...


Wendy bought a kit for herself as well, and I've lost count of the times we've both said, "I'm going to start that kit soon!", but soon just never eventuated. However, each month I like to make something of another designer's work, and this month I chose to get this table topper completed.
The fabrics in the kit are different to the fabrics used in the photo above - they are all mauve toned, and as I'm not a very mauve person, I chose to substitute the large floral print in the kit with a lemon fabric exactly the same that had been languishing in my stash - same fabric from the same designer (Robyn Pandolph), just a different colour base. 
As I was cutting the pieces I realised the lemon floral fabric was perfect for fussy cutting!

 Each rose bouquet fitted sweetly inside the applique pear shape!
There are five pears appliqued in the table topper, so I've chosen to have the rose bouquets facing in three different directions. When I finish piecing this table quilt you'll see how well that works to balance the finished appearance...
The pattern for the Pastel Pears table topper quilt is free HERE, so why not have a look through your fabric stash for some fabric that's just 'calling out' to be fussy cut and make this up yourself?

 I've been rather unwell this last week which is why the blog posts haven't been as regular. 
Things are looking up today after removing wheat from my diet the last few days, and avoiding the codeine I take for my migraines. 
It's important to listen to your body.

It's a long weekend here in Queensland, so I think a relaxing day in the sewing room while Mr E works on 'Luigi' is the recipe for a good day off work. 

hugs
Jenny
xx


20 comments:

Tammy said...

This is so pretty. Love your pears. Your blanket stitch is so pretty.

Tammy said...

I forgot to tell you that I hope you feel back up to par soon. Hugs and healing thoughts headed your way.

cass said...

thanks for the links to the gorgeous pear pattern it looks great, i hope you get better soon

ladycobblestones said...

Very pretty pears!
Hope you feel better.
Smiles to you.
Linda

Céline said...

It's so nice !!!!! kiss

Dorothy Matheson said...

Very nice pattern and I do like your choice of fabric very much. Pretty as a pear.

Larissa said...

Very pretty Jen! ... Might have to get my hands on a copy of that pattern!

margaret said...

sorry to read you have been unwell, wishing you a speedy recovery.

The pear pattern is very nice and the fussy cuing worked perfectly.

Lida said...

Hope you are feeling better now! Love the pears! Hugs
Lida

Noela said...

Lovely quilt Jenny. I love the fabric you have used. Thanks for the link. Hugs......

Pia said...

This was so pretty :-)

Annerose said...

Sieht wieder wunderschön aus, ganz tolle Birnen und die Stoffe sind sehr schön.
Ich wünsche dir alles Gute und schicke liebe Grüße Annerose

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love the new material you used in the pears. Makes them much nicer. And I certainly hope you start feeling better. Prayers and hugs for you

Victoria said...

Hi Jenny! This is Victoria, from Valencia (Spain) a city a Little bit far from Queensland I guess jajaja. Just a little comment to wish you a soon recovery as you say you've been feeling unwell and thank you for your sweet posts and lovely quilts and patterns. Love!

Joan said...

Your table topper is so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

cq4fun said...

I hope you are feeling better already! I love the way your fussy cut your pears. Can hardly wait to see the whole thing.

Stephanie said...

Tasty and pretty. It's pear season here too!

henriar said...

cuídese mucho, las peras son lindas; un gran abrazo

Chari MERU said...

Que peras tan bonitas! Dan ganas de comérselas!

Wendy B said...

must get stuck into my pears too....they're sitting calling me!!!! Loving yours hun! Hope you're feeling much better now.....thinking of ya every minute! xoxoxox sugary sweety ones! :o)