Before flying to Prague over the weekend, I have made a quilted grey cushion cover as a Christmas present for my Mum. The pattern is Santa Fe from the Fat Quarter Shop blog.
I must admit, that it was a mistake to choose at late night the fabrics for this cushion cover. The light grey fabric for the middle half-square triangles doesn’t have enough contrast to the white fabric.
Well, there is always something new to learn with each new quilting project.
I like the pattern and will make some more next year. But will be more careful with the colours and intensity of each hue.
On the following two photos you can se the optical difference when the cushion cover is moved 90°. The cushion cover is 20″ x 20″.
Quilted in straight lines using the walking foot.
Cushion cover size : 20″ x 20″ with an envelope closure
Quilting thread : Aurifil Mako 40/2 color 2600
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a very happy year 2020! And looking forward to new quilting a sewing projects!
Something for in between projects : a double sided quilted cushion cover. I made the hexie side a few weeks ago – see this post. When I was sorting out my sewing room, I found an extra log cabin block for a quilt I made earlier – Magenta and Golden Flowers. All I needed was to add strips to the original log cabin un till I had a finished cushion cover size of 20″ x 20″.
I have used for both cushion cover sides bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics.
The log cabin strips are 1″ wide when finished; i.e. cutting is 1,5″. The center square is 2″ finished; i.e. cutting 2,5″.
Quilted in straight lines with the walking foot along all seams. I have used a diagonal stitch so that I could quilt this cushion cover in one go, without cutting off and burying any threads.
Here the finished cushion cover :
My favourite zipper insert – tutorial by veni vidi vicky
Thanks for visiting, happy quilting!
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 promised in my last post – quilt with Kaffe Fassett fabrics – I have written the pattern for this quilt. It is a free pdf pattern that I would like to share with the large quilting community.
For the quilt I have combined two variations of a classical log cabin block – one is the courthouse steps block and the other block is a log cabin with stitch and flip squares around the flower panel.
magenta and golden flowers quilt – pdf pattern
Fabric details :
- flower panel 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ is Corsage in Gold by Kaffe Fassett
- solid is magenta from the linen texture collection by Makower UK
- all other prints are diverse fabrics from Kaffe Fassett Collective