I know some of you are curious after my last post as to what I was up to with my colourful button and pretty fabric combinations.
I was a tad worried you'd get sick of me showing yet another finished quilt so soon after the last few so I thought it would be nice to have a post of simple eye candy. Plus I thought it was only fair to the buttons to give them a post of their own because little details like that sometimes get lost in the bigger picture.
Anyway I won't keep you suspense any longer, without further ado, here's the big reveal...
...I used them on a quilt I made a while ago for a Quilters Companion special magazine dedicated to precut fabrics. Here's the cover of the magazine Quilts From Precut Fabrics No.4.
If you turn to page 88 you'll find my quilt. I called it Charming Smiles because the quilt has been made with 5inch charm squares it's a happy smiley type of quilt.
The design is highrise half circles that look a bit like simplified modern clamshells. It was all finished when I spied my jar of buttons and thought "Why not ?". Sewing on the buttons was my favourite part of making the quilt. Of course you wouldn't use buttons on a quilt for babies or young children or even pets that may chew and choke on them.
But wait there's more!
Straight after the pattern there's a 5 glossy page interview with me, interspersed with lots of quilt photos, so this magazine is quite a Rachaeldaisy packed edition.
If you're tempted to get a copy Quilts From Precut Fabrics No.4 is available in newsagents around Australia now. Or you can buy a digital copy here which means anyone, anywhere can download a copy. Don't you just love modern technology? Or have a look at Quilters Companion's facebook or website for more information.
One last photo, this one is taken by me of the quilt having a turn in the featured position on our lounge room wall.
So now you know how I used my buttons, I hope you approve :)