I am relatively new to the sewing and quilting world. I started quilting about 4 years ago when I was on maternity leave with my daughter. I wanted to learn something new while on leave and was inspired by a quilt my sister-in-law had made, so I jumped in, without a clue of what to do. To this date, I haven't taken a class and have just figured things out on my own by trial and error. My first quilt was a disaster, but I like to think I have come a long way since then. I am planning on going to Quiltcon in 2017, and I am looking forward to taking my first classes then!
I am a family and immigration lawyer by profession, so I definitely do not come from a creative background. I wish I could say that I learned to quilt from my mother or grandmother, but my mom does not know how to use a sewing machine (mom if you are reading this, you know that I love you and you are very talented in other ways)! I learned how to use a sewing machine from my father when I was a teenager and my first creations on our old sewing machine were all worthy of being thrown away, so I am proud to say I have come a long way in terms of my ability to create something useful and sometimes even beautiful!
I digressed... in any case, Pat Bravo was calling all makers to take part in this Blog Tour, so I jumped in once again, as I often do with things... and to my amazement I was picked amongst 29 other very talented women from around the world to take part in this Blog Hop. We were all sent fat eights of one colourway from Pat's two most recent fabric lines, Dare Fabrics and Essentials II. To read more about the Minis Blog Tour #theminisblogtour check out Pat's blog HERE: http://patbravodesign.blogspot.ca/2016/04/the-minis-blog-tour.html.
Christine Blessing: https://www.instagram.com/cblessing0/
Cat Noonan: https://www.instagram.com/tincat13/
Faith Essenburg: https://saranaave.wordpress.com
Lesley Storts: https://stortsmarket.com
For more inspiring ideas with these fabric lines, follow Pat Bravo on Instagram and Facebook @PatBravoDesigns.
Now for the giveaway time... I knew I wanted to create something for a giveaway and anyone that follows me on Instagram knows that my new love is to make cushion covers, so what better than a cushion cover for a giveaway. The quilted cushion cover measures 20"x20" which is a fairly standard size for a cushion cover. The fabric lines worked naturally with some Cotton and Steel basics I had in my stash, so I added that in for the binding and backing. This giveaway is open to residents in Canada and the United States only (sorry for anyone outside that area). In order to win the cushion cover go over to Instagram and follow me @jyotihaeusler and find the post about the giveaway for instructions.
Happy Tuesday everyone!