In my last post of 2020, I have shown you my quilt throw Spinning Windmill. With the new year here, I have used the “cut-offs” from this project to make three different quilted cushion covers.
The half-square triangles come from the flying geese units – I have used the stitch and flip method. Whilst piecing the flying geese units for the quilt, I have sewn the half-square triangles.
Click on the link to get the “spinning windmill” quilt throw pattern. And the tip how to make the extra half-square triangles.
I have also finished a cushion cover with a star motif. Originally I wanted to use this block as an extra block for the Summer Sampler 2020 Quiltalong. But at the end, I have used a different design to finish the quilt. Find the pattern for the wonky star block here.
This time I have combined different stitches to do the quilting on the cushion covers. From the back you can see better all the stitching on the calico fabric.
I have used a new thread type that I have bought – it is silk-finish cotton in 40 from Mettler (Amann Group), color 0331 light grey. It is a great thread, very smooth and shiny. Ideal to use for all quilting projects.
For the back side of the cushion covers, I have taken a nice paisley pattern fabric in black/white/grey hues. I have finished the cushion covers with an envelope closure on the back. With double fabric – the paisley pattern fabric and the calico on the cushion interior.
Wishing you a wonderful 2021 with lots of creative projects, happy sewing!
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.