After the success of the quilting on Cherry Thieves I decided to try my hand at some more McTavishing on a small appliqued piece designed by Brandie Campbell of the blog A Brandie Creation. I have not seen a new post in awhile but a few years ago Brandie asked if I would be interested in testing this pattern for her. Isn't it just adorable! Though these could easily be Easter Eggs I decided to use fabrics that would go in my home anytime and have turned this into a sofa pillow that is perfect for Easter and beyond.
And with Easter in mind I also whipped up these small fabric buckets using a free online tutorial by Ellison Lane. They are for my two little grandchildren and I will fill them with a few Easter goodies. I figure they will be perfect in their rooms later to hold whatever they wish. They were so fast and easy and I was thrilled to use up a bit more of the stash in a fun way.
Finally, now that the flooring has been laid in my new studio, I have a space large enough to spray baste a quilt that has sat lingering in the finished tops pile for years. This is Botanica by Robyn Pandolph that was a BOM from Stitch n Heaven around 2007 or 2008. I have always thought it would be a good candidate for McTavishing so I am going to give it a go. I had thought I would wait til my longarm was set up but doing this recent free motion quilting has given me the confidence to just go for it and I hope that I can do an OK job. Time to start finishing all the tops I have sitting around!