Thursday, 26 June 2014

Cushion Crazy (Part 2)

Crazy-pieced cushions - I've been experimenting with monochromatic colour schemes.

They all have covered zippers in the back, I used this tutorial from Adrianne, although I changed it a bit to take into consideration my short zips (8").  I wanted to use what I had on hand, rather than buying longer zips.  It's a bit of a workout to get the forms through the smaller zip but that's fine with me.

You'll no doubt be pleased to hear that there is still one more instalment of my cushion crazy series!!  Tune in next week for the final few.

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Cushion Crazy (Part 1)

I've gone a little cushion crazy lately, here is the first instalment with my version of the Winging It pillow (or cushion as I'd call it) from Quilting Modern.

The puffiness and 3D nature of the cushions make them quite tricky to photograph.

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Thursday, 12 June 2014

I Spy a Charm (A Finish)

This is a single bed (twin) quilt made using my "I Spy a Charm" pattern, which is based on my popular "On Nanny's Lap" pattern.  The block borders are very bold in this quilt, much bolder than in either of the "On Nanny's Lap" quilts I made which you can see here and here

It uses many of the fantastic Charley Harper prints, and I will definitely be making many more quilted items using these prints.

I quilted the negative space in an all-over meandering, and left the blocks unquilted.  I may have to do some sort of quilting in the blocks, to make sure the batting doesn't misbehave.  Does anyone have any experience with batting shifting over time due to not enough quilting? 

The back uses left over bits and bobs framed in the same dark brown as the front.

The pattern is in it's final stages of testing and will soon be available in my Craftsy store. If anyone is interested in testing this pattern, or my Wonky Pods pattern, please email me.  I'm hoping to have more pattern reviewers (a reviewer proof-reads the pattern but may not make the quilt) and pattern testers (a pattern tester would make either a block or the whole quilt) go through it before releasing it.

Quilt Stats
Finished Size: approx 57" by 80"
Pattern:  "I Spy a Charm" (available in my Craftsy store) 
Fabric: Various organic Charley Harper by Birch, a generic dark brown for the block borders with a red for the accent block.   Background fabric is Moda Bella Ivory.
Backing: Moda Bella Ivory with framed oblong blocks placed one-third in from the right.
Binding: Brown mini dots from my stash, with an accent strip in red (both from Spotlight)
Pieced and quilted by: me
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