At the end of last year, Brother Australia ran a Brother Goes Pink Christmas competition, where entrants were asked to make one of twelve free projects from the Brother website, make it predominantly pink and add their own creative touch. I entered and am happy to say I won a runner-up prize.
Here is my entry:
The project I chose was the Joy wall hanging by Angie Wilson (aka GnomeAngel). I added my own touches by adding a fabric bow instead of a pieced one, sewing on a ribbon for the bauble to 'hang' from, and reducing the size.
The squares in my quilt finish at half an inch, somewhat smaller than the two inch finished size of the original. Most of my pink was in the form of small scraps so if I wanted to make a scrappy bauble, which I did, I had to go smaller.
Doesn't the sewing together make a huge difference to the size? It halves it, in fact, since each square starts at one inch and has half an inch consumed by the seam allowances.
I loved the way the blue fabric set off the pink, so went with that for my background, and after trialling a lot of different fabrics, I couldn't go past the black and white spot for binding. I quilted it with lots of bubbles (or pebbles or stones) gradually increasing in size towards the top of the quilt. It was great fun to make. I think the hardest part of the process was photographing it. Pink is hard! At least it is for me.
Anyway, I just wanted to share my little quilt as I do love the pattern and was quite chuffed to win a prize.
Bye for now x