Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Sticky Nine-Patch"

The quilt top that I sewed up a few days ago, used a Layer Cake.  You can read about it here

 That's a precut package of 42 x 10 inch squares of fabric.  The quit top used 30 of the 42 squares and 12 of these 10 inch squares needed to be trimmed to 9 1/2 inches, so I had a nice little pile of 1/2" strips.  Couldn't throw them away now could I! .  So here is what I came up with.  I call it "Sticky Nine-Patch" lol  A 14" toss cushion.
There are still 12 squares left so I plan on making a giant pinwheel quilt from those.
"Sticky Nine-Patch"

I raw-edge appliqued the "sticks" on to leftover Kona Snow squares from the same project.  Sewed them into a nine-patch configuration and free motion quilted the wavy lines.   I didn't have a cushion form to fit perfectly, so I remembered that my quild mate, Dominique, had addressed this problem by creating a flange. Great idea! Problem solved.
A look at the back.  I always like to use a selvedge on the back of cushions that I make.  The Perfect Place!

Since I mentioned selvedges, check out the giveaway on It's Sew Time facebook page today.  The prize is an amazing project book with lots of ideas on how to use up all the selvedges you have been saving.  I know I have a ton! 

Also, tomorrow is the October meeting of my lovely little guild, The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild
If you are looking for a great group of quilters to hang out with, why not come join us.  We would love to see you!
Lots of exciting quilting going on!  Get in touch if you need further info. 

I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.  Stop by and check out all the Canadian Quilty Goodness.

I hope you have time to get some quilting done today and have a Happy Thanksgiving! 


  1. Oh pretty top and love your impromptu pillow it is gorgeous .

  2. What a great idea!! I have a layer cake of Christmas fabrics waiting for a project. This just might be it.

  3. Great little pillow from your scraps. I love the idea of using the selvage that way!

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  5. What a wonderful cushion. I love it.

  6. It looks great and was such a wonderful way of using up those small leftover bits.

  7. Your quilt top and pillow looked even better in person! I'm a sucker for crisp, solid white!


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