I met Carla from Granny Maud’s Girl in 2014 when we were both participants in the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop. I count Carla as a very good friend, and I am so grateful that we met on the blog hop! We have traded mini mini quilts, and Carla was super pivotal in my quilt pattern writing journey: as an editor, she offered to editorially review my first pattern and she encouraged me to try something new. Last week, Carla released her own first pattern, Scrappy Cushion.
The pattern utilizes English Paper Piecing (EPP).
The cushion cover is finished on the sewing machine and fits a 40-centimetre or 16-inch cushion insert. Alternatively, you could ignore the cushion idea and turn it into a mini quilt, or you could include the 6-inch blocks in other projects.
It would be a great way to use up some of your scraps or play with your favourite fabric and colour combinations. I jumped out of my usual colour comfort zone and threw in purple, teal, orange and yellow with gleeful abandon.
Carla also recently published some lovely tips for Cushion (Pillow) Assembly that are definitely worth checking out.
I am pleased to be able to host a giveaway for Carla’s first pattern release. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win. By entering, you are acknowledging that you are 18 years of age or older. The giveaway will run through January 26th at 11:59 PM Eastern. A winner will be randomly selected and emailed, and the winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize via email or a new winner will be randomly selected. Good luck!