Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Circular Scrap-busting Patchwork Cushion

A make!  Sprog 2 and I were sitting on the sofa watching Shaun the Sheep and I was idly considering how to make a sunhat when I had a lightbulb moment for an easy method of making circular scrappy patchwork.  I've been ill the last few days and not feeling up to much, but yesterday I couldn't wait to pack the children off to school so I could sit in the warm and do some sewing!

I spent the day making a cushion, and finished the binding this morning so cushion and I went outside and amused ourselves and the neighbours by posing about in the garden:






The cushion is made of scraps, and sand-coloured linen, self-bound and quilted in white circles.  My scrappy method involves using Bonda-web to foundation-piece concentric circles, which are then fused to the wadding (no basting), and then QAYG and I'm so delighted (surprised, mostly) by the way the cushion turned out that I'm linking it up to Ellison Lane's Summer Sewing Contest in the Home Decor category.  There are some real beauties there though.  I'm also linking up to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story - see button in my sidebar.

Also in the garden was this, so pretty!:



Please do visit the two blogs taking part in the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop today (see the button on my side bar for info):

Yzo at Chez Roo
Kelly at Jeliquilts

Yzo has a tutorial for a lovely and quirky tea cosy, and Kelly has one for a flying geese pincushion with awe-inspiring tiny flying geese.  Their blogs are lovely and really worth a look.

Ellison Lane Quilts




7 comments:

  1. that's gorgeous! I love the fussy cut centre :-D

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  2. What a gorgeous pillow! I love the circular quilting on the linen - awesome!

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  3. Great pillow, love the circular quilting. And your garden is glorious!

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  4. I love that pillow - great fabrics and I love the scrappy look.

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  5. just shows what watching childrens tv can do for you xx

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  6. That pillow is gorgeous! I love the quilting on the linen.

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  7. Such a pretty cushion, the quilting is just fabulous.

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