Please find here patterns as pdf files of cushion covers I have made over the years.
Today I have a few photos from my wip – a Chicken Quilt Throw inspired by Emily from Quilty Love. The free chicken block pattern and tutorial is by Vicki from Sew Inspired. Thanks ladies for inspiration and sharing!
The block is easy and quick to piece, but nevertheless it makes a nice decoration quilt for the sofa.
The chicken block in detail :
The chickens are waiting for sashing and quilting :
Thanks for stopping, have a nice weekend and enjoy sewing!
As mentioned in my last post, I have some cat lovers among my friends. What could be a better gift than a cushion cover with a cute kitten face? Using The Kittens pattern by Elizabeth Hartman I have sewed two cushion covers.
I have quilted both cushion covers using the walking foot with Gütermann Sulky Cotton 30 thread, one in straight lines, the other one with a wavy pattern.
Happy quilting, barbora
Browsing on the web for foundation paper piecing projects with cats I found these two great blocks (and the best : both are for free) on Craftsy. The designer is Jo from Unicornharts. The blocks are Candy Cat and Fishy Bones.
My friend Julia is a passionate cat mom for two of these species. I thought a cushion cover with two hungry cats would make a nice gift.
Foundation paper piecing is still high on my sewing agenda. The Candy Cat is a straight forward block with fairly large fabric pieces. But the Fishy Bones block ia a bit tricky as it has a lot of small pieces : a new challenge for me.
I decided to finish the Fishy Bones block still as an entire fish but with a visible skeleton.
I have quilted the back of the cushion cover in diagonal lines using the walking foot.
To quilt the cushion front I have decided to go with the walking foot. This time no straight lines – but irregular waves instead.
I have added a zipper closure to the bottom of the cushion cover following a tutorial by Vicky from veni vidi vicky blog.
Cushion cover size : 20″ x 30″
Wadding : Quilters Dream Cotton Request (very thin loft)
Quilting thread : Gütermann Sulky Cotton 30 colour 1082
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Hope you enjoyed reading this post and maybe this is an inspiration for you to make some more Candy Cats! Happy quilting!
In my earlier post I have shared the finished Cross Tile Quilt – pattern by Emily of Quilty Love. I was so happy with the result that I wanted to make another one. This is Cross Tile Quilt Variation :
I did not want to piece a new quilt exactly the same, but it should be very similar and matching. So I decided to swap the cross in the block center for a simple log cabin-like square feature. The fabrics used and the block outline are the same as in the original quilt, but the “block inside” is different.
I have also added only a square to the sashing – instead of a cross in the original pattern :
Matching quilts mean matching quilting – straight lines (mostly) one inch apart using the walking foot :
Matching quilts mean matching backing – used the same fabrics for both quilts (luckily bought enough material during my last visit in Prague) :
and the same fabrics for binding of both quilts – Kona solid in silver .
Here the two quilts in comparison :
Quilt size : 62″ x 78″ / Block size : 14″ x 14″
Wadding : Warm & White by The Warm Company
Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting Cotton col. nat 4 and Aurifil 40/2 colour 2600
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Happy quilting! barbora