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16 June 2015

Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not is the beautiful new range of fabric by Sue Daley for Penny Rose Fabrics. Light and dark blues, creams and light browns all come together to create a lovely line. Small and medium prints are perfect for English Paper Piecing and if you love to fussy cut your pieces, this is such a perfect range for you!

Forget me Not

I was lucky enough to receive some early yardage to play with. Yay!! I had thought I’d create a hexie or diamond quilt… but then I remembered that I don’t have the patience for a project which will take a long time. For me, anything longer than a week is tooooooo long. I’m one of those odd quilters who likes to start and finish a quilt… before moving on to the next one. Yes, I know - I am strange!

I decided that foundation piecing would be a fun way to showcase all of the fabrics. After playing around with EQ7 and finally settled on this 6” block design and create this table runner.
This block can just as easily be used to make a full-size quilt. I am in the process of writing up this pattern, so keep an eye out for it. BTW, I’d love your help in deciding on a name. Please leave me a comment if something pops out at you.
Forget Me Not - Table Runner

Forget me Not 1

And a few shots of the quilting. I stitched in the ditch (ARGH!) and then added a little hand quilting around each ‘wedge’ shape with some cream perle 8 cotton.

Forget me Not 3

Forget Me Not 2

After making this table runner, I wasn’t quite done with Forget me Not. I’m part of the Sweetly Stitched Handmades Sew Along (#SweetlyStitchedSAL) over on Instagram, so I decided to use this pretty fabric to re-create one of the projects from the book.

This is my version of the Starburst Dresden Plate project using the blue fabrics from the Forget Me Not range.
Forget me Not Dresden

Forget me Not Dresden 1
 
Have you ever tried one of these Dresden plate blocks with the points  between the blades? I looked a little scary, but really, it wasn’t all that much more tricky to put together. I do love this effect and will probably make more Dresden plates with these ‘bursts’ in between the blades.

I decided that some pops of red might work well with the blues of Forget Me Not. Red/White Gingham on the bias – so good! One of my favourite bindings. Well, along with black and white stripes. And spots. Any spots.
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Forget Me Not by Penny Rose Fabrics is available now and is supplied in Australia by Millhouse Collections. Check their site for your local stockist.






3 comments:

  1. How about 'on a whim' as you changed your mind for something simpler?

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  2. Delft Windmill? The blues remind me of Delft pottery. Dutch Windmill would also be appropriate... It's beautiful, no matter what one calls it!

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  3. the pattern brought windmills to my mind instantly. Great minds think alike Deb!

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