Friday, April 4, 2014

Scrappy Cushion

I can finally say...It's seems like Spring today.  A beautiful sunny day.  Not warm but I will take it!  It's above zero.
Hope to get a walk in this afternoon.  This morning I spent time finishing up my scrappy cushion. You can read about how it all started here  It is so cute and I just love it on my new sofa.  I think I will have to make a matching table runner for the coffee table. I just realized that not all the muslin squares that I used were the same but that just adds to the charm.  Scrap-a-licious!  I added a 2" muslin border to each side of the block and then layered it with a lovely off white scrap piece of a good quality quilter's flannel.  Then I quilted straight lines, in free-motion, in the ditch and continued into the borders.  First time I tried doing the FM straight lines and I just loved it.  I will definitely be using this method in the future.  This may be a solution for quilters who find that using a walking foot when doing straight line quilting is causing puckering.  Keep your eye on where you want to go and not on the needle.   Give it a try.  See if you find a difference. 
For the back, I used a piece of muslin leftover from another project.  I took the simple route and made the back envelope style and perked it up a bit by topstitching down a cute little ribbon covered in owls, on the overlapping piece.  cute, cute, cute.

Hope you are getting some quilting done today!

8 comments:

  1. Love the pillow, especially the owl ribbon, sewn on the back. You should definitely make a table runner, to match.

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  2. It looks great Linda... I thought it was HST but see it isn't - very cool. Yes, I am have done the stitch in the ditch in a fmq way too - once! - and was impressed with how it went - well worth a try. Love that ribbon on the back - a nice touch.

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  3. Very cute-love your pillow! Oh, someday I will spruce up my house with some sewing!

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  4. What a sweet cushion. Funny how this winter has made us think that above zero feels like Spring. I just took the dog out and there were snow flakes. It will be Spring as we remember it before you know it. Hmm I think I've been saying that since Feb ;)

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  5. Very sweet pillow Linda , you created a little masterpiece with those scraps and the ribbon really adds to it .

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  6. It turned out great! what a fun way to use scraps.

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  7. Great job - it's lovely. xx

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