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Sorry about the messy template on the blog at the minute- Matt is working on it very soon so it should all be slick and nice looking. Once he is finished I will have a giveaway for you. For the meantime, forgive me!

Anyway I have finished one of my two things for Rhonda’s finish-a-long and a couple of other new things too- all cushions for the craft fair I’m just about to head out to this afternoon.

Here’s the finish-a-long one which was me hand sewing a load of hexagons… I will be doing a tute on how I do hexies soon because my method seems to be different to the traditional one and obviously it’s much better 😉

Next is my string cushion which was lots of fun to make. I put a zip in as well instead of my usual envelope back (which I keep doing upside down by the way, I need to sort that issue out!)

Lastly is the Union Jack cushion which I made based on the paper piecing block Just Jack in the Modern Blocks book. It is by Lynne Goldsworthy, aka Lily’s Quilts. If you like that rose fabric, it’s one I bought on Spoonflower here.

If you were hoping for progress on my dog quilt today, may I gently point you towards my Flickr set for it as I won’t necessarily be updating all the time on this in case some of you get bored. I will have another update for the Flickr page very soon as I’ve now washed and darned the thing….

Last minute 2011 makes

I’ve just made my first item for the Crafteroo Pinterest challenge, a day early but this will be my January make.

What we have to do is make something from all of the tutorials we pin over on Pinterest, as usually what happens is they then get forgotten about…. This was made with a tutorial from 2006 from u-handbag, very useful but I am shocking at corners!

I can also now show you the cushions I made, one for each Secret Santa I did this year. I’m going to make other designs, and they take about 6 hours each to make as they are all quilted as well as appliqued twice. They’re my own designs as well, drawing new ones is my favourite part!

Spotlight on… Helena Carrington

I was looking through the homewares on Folksy this morning and was struck by these lovely cushions by Helena (http://www.folksy.com/shops/helenacarrington). They are inspired by European destinations, these particular ones are called “Camping in France”. She illustrates and prints the fabric, sews the cushion form her fabric, and adds a trademark illustrated button. She sells them for £45. I love them!