Just before Christmas, I received an early present - a fat quarter bundle of the beautiful Nellie Hill fabrics, by Rosalie Quinlan.
It's so pretty, I decided I wanted to design a quilt that would showcase the fabric.
This pattern comes together fairly quickly, as it has two time saving techniques - invisible machine applique, and the QAYG (quilt-as-you-go) method. It was lovely to play with these fabrics over summer.
And what a hot, hot summer we've had! There were days that were just too hot to sit at the sewing machine (you know it's hot if I won't machine sew!) We had a stretch of days that ranged between 40-44 degrees celsius (that's 104-111 degrees fahrenheit!).
So, what to do when it's too hot to machine sew? Hand piece some little hexagons! I loved piecing with this fabric, and when I was finished, I designed a new creative card. A pretty pincushion.