Last weekend, I should almost certainly have been doing something else, but I decided to make a cushion. I blame a lovely parcel of scraps I received in the mail from Susan of Patchwork n Play, Pinterest and Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts for the impulsive decision.
If you follow my Instagram feed, you will have seen what happened when I upended my string scrap box on my sewing table. I made a huge mess, but sewing all the bits back together was fun. It was not at all complicated or difficult, just fun.
I am happy with my straight line quilting. I had the walking foot on and the foot pressure set really, really low, and there was no drag to distort the stripes on the top.
The fabric I used on the back is a remnant from the back of the whirligig quilt I donated to cancer research last year.
I started and finished the cover last weekend, but I had to wait until this morning to buy a cushion insert. I thought I had one in the cupboard, but it was too small. I tend to buy cushion inserts one size too big for the cover. In other words, the cover is one size too small for the insert, making cushion covers and inserts a bit like jeans and women on diets!
Only the insert and the zipper were bought for this project. Everything else came from my (and Susan’s) scraps.
Are you getting any sewing done this weekend?