Working with the Pips

You know how these things work, you see something online, then you see itin a shop, you read about it on other blogs, your friend also has one, what next? Well naturally you also want it. I am notimmuneto that, not even when it comes to fabrics.

For quite some months now, we have seenAnnelaHoey’sfirst collection, Sherbet Pips, all over theinternet. Quilts, blankets, bags, dresses, throws,placemats, you name it, someone has done it. I have been cutting and packing quite a lot of these fabrics and havealreadysold out some of the designs (yes I have kicked myself several times because I haven’t kept even a tiny scrap ofthem for myself).

So before it was too late, I grabbed a few fabrics and cut some pieces to make a cushion. I must say that I truly enjoy working with these fabrics. I think that the tiny details are the best part, like the small mice or the snails that almost seem like they havesneakedin the design.

Inspired by a quilt pattern in the book "Simplify with Camille Roskelly"

Idid however get stuck in choosing the fabric for the back of the cushion. It was getting a bit too pink for me, but my dear friend Nicola (more about this talented girl very soon) suggested going forKonain Rich Red orSkipping square dots in Candy Blue. I think I am going to go for the red.

In a moment of madness I thought of adding piping, but I don’t think it needs it and I just want to finish it. I have this feeling that it is going to become sort of a “comfort pillow”that I will drag with me everywhere I go.

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7 Responses to “Working with the Pips”

  1. Laura says:

    I have a Sherbert Pips layer cake just waiting for me to be brave enough to cut into it, and this is definitely inspiring! I love the crosses, and it’s going to make a gorgeous cushion.

  2. lizzet says:

    Hi Laura! Thanks for you comments :) I know my patchwork skills need a bit of polishing but I am quite happy with the results. I would love to make a whole quilt with the crosses and I am choosing some of the jelly rolls due to come later in the year to make one. How did you get on with the Amy Butler jelly roll?

  3. Helen says:

    That’s lovely – I love Pips but I haven’t got any…yet. Maybe I should ‘invest’ in a charm pack or a few FQs, just in case!!

  4. Archie the wonder dog says:

    P.S. I also like the red for the back! (Forgot to change to my ‘new’ identity for the previous comment but it’s still me!!

  5. I also don’t like pink but in your design, I like it with the combination of red and light blue.

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