geese in the corner

by Nova on April 12, 2014

Inspired by the gorgeous ‘in the clouds’ quilt  from the book ‘Modern Designs from Classic Quilts by Kelly Biscopink & Andie Johnson’ I made a more down to earth version in the form of a play mat.

geese in the corner

I used Kona Charcoal for the background with snippets of scraps & fussy cuts for the geese. It’s a gift for friends expecting identical twin boys & it was fun to pick out fabrics that the parents to be as well as the boys would enjoy.

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geese in the corner 5Backed with some scallop fabric from Spotlight

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& quilted with a mix of machine & hand stitches

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I really enjoyed making this one!

Finished size approx  60″ x 60″

The baby shower has been & gone and the play mat gifted but I had to share this recipe – my contribution to the pre-babies afternoon tea was a Lemon Meringue Cake. I reeeeeeally love to cook but rarely share recipes here, however this recipe was requested many times that afternoon so I thought I’d share it with you too :)

lemon meringue cake

If lemon is your thing then I encourage you to make this one (preferably this weekend, you won’t regret it I promise)  – it’s super easy & super scrummy! It’s a Nigella Lawson recipe from her ‘Feast’ book but you can find the recipe on her website too.  Homemade lemon curd is not essential but way yummier than shop bought & it’s not tricky. I like Ruby’s recipe, its a nice rich one using yolks only.

Happy baking!


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