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Craft The Parcel #CraftTheParcel

by Jessica Amey

A couple of months ago I was asked if I would like to take part in a project with some other bloggers, we each had to craft a 12×12 inch square, join it to the previous bloggers piece then send it on to the next blogger to eventually make a patchwork quilt.

It’s the most creative campaign I’ve ever asked to be part of and loved the idea of everyone making something different and joining it all up, especially as I love random things that don’t match!

Jen was before me and I love what she did to her piece using a Cricut machine.

I decided to sew feathers on mine, these die cuts are for my Xcut Xpress machine and I love them. There are lots of different feather shapes of various sizes, I used three of them.


I sewed them onto some natural coloured material using this Janome DKS30 which I absolutely love. It is so easy to use and has some great features that make sewing so much easier. You don’t have to loop the bobbin thread to the top thread which saves lots of time and you can just press a button to cut the threads which is my most favourite feature I think. I will be using it for lots of my projects over the next 12 months, I’m honestly in love with it!

janome sewing machine

I sewed the feathers on to the fabric using a straight line up the middle to create a 3D kind of effect. I figured that when the edges start to fray it will make them look even more like feathers too.

feather blanket

feather blanket

I used three layers of fabric to give it a bit more weight and used a floral pattern on the back to make it a bit more interesting.

diy quilt

feather quilt

patchwork quilt square

It’s now been sent on to Laura and Tia who will add their piece and send it on. If you haven’t visited their blog before then do go and take a look, it’s full of amazing craft posts as well as lots of food and photography. I only discovered it a few months ago but it’s now one of my favourites.

When the quilt is finished it’s going to be donated to charity which I think is a really lovely idea too.

I’ve really enjoyed taking part and can’t wait to see the end result.

In association with InPost.

Sewing machine on a 12 month loan, all words and opinions are my own.

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