A Finish: Hadley Doughnuts

My Hadley quilt plan became a large cushion. It just felt right not to make too many of these, and the fact I got to stash most of the fabrics again had absolutely nothing to do with it of course…

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The background is Kona Natural I think, and it uses a mixture of techniques. Firstly, there is improv foundation piecing going on with the feature fabrics, appliquéd turned circles for the middles and the background is done with the reverse appliqué/ facings/ portholes technique to ensure no raw edges at all in this design, which is how I like it. I hate raw edges.

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I made piping. It’s never my favourite thing to make so I put it off for a bit but it came together with no problems so I think I’m getting better at it. It’s also a Denyse Schmidt print but it’s a Chicopee one. I’m looking forward to Denyse’s New Bedford line to see if I like those just as much. I wasn’t too taken with the whole collection of any of Ansonia, Franklin or Shelburne Falls, but I have a few selected prints.

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The background is just improv pieced from 5″ wide pieces of what was left over. I stuck a flap and metal zip in too.

Here’s the deets.

STATS
Size – 24″ square
Number of blocks – four
Time to make– about four hours?
Fabric – Hadley by Denyse Schmidt, Kona Natural
Backing Fabric – Hadley by Denyse Schmidt
Binding Fabric – A plaid from Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt
Threads – My amazing £3 cone of white poly from Boyes that has lasted three projects so far with no issues
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant
Quilting- “organic” spiral, off-centre, starting in the middle of one of the doughnuts.

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2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

This is my second finish this quarter (Q2) for the finish along which means I’ve achieved half.  I didn’t think I’d do that well to be honest! Gearing up for Q3 and one of the two project will roll over, there will be two- possibly three- re-entries and a new addition to the list. That’s not really a spoiler, it’s a predictable list!

9 Comments

  1. Kay Eyles
    Posted June 22, 2015 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    This looks lovely. I really like making cushions as a girl can never have too many and they are a great way to try out blocks. x

  2. Posted June 22, 2015 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    gorgeous!!!

  3. Posted June 22, 2015 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Ohhh that looks lovely! And chuckling at you trying to make a rationale for stashing DS 😀

  4. Karen
    Posted June 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Piping AND portholes! Nicely done!

  5. Posted June 22, 2015 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    I love it!

  6. Posted June 22, 2015 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Who you calling a doughnut!?
    Looks beautiful.
    xxxx

  7. Posted June 23, 2015 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    it’s so lovely! Surely you shouldn’t be stashing fabric though young lady… is it on your form?

  8. Posted June 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m a big DS fan and really looking forward to the new line – I did’t get Hadley. I can see why you’d want to keep them in your stash a bit longer. Really like how this turned out – haven’t tried reverse applique yet – piping frames it nicely!

  9. Posted June 27, 2015 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    This is such a great cushion!! The porthole piecing is perfect, I love the pieced back and the piping was so worth the extra trouble.

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