7 January 2013


As soon as my cushions are completed that is...

I started five cushion covers before we had the house fire and have just this weekend been able to get back into my sewing room and take out my machine, which I put away while the work was being done on the house to save it from dust and dirt.  So I have begun to try and get the cushions finished so I can have a fresh new look in the sitting room for the spring. I am hand quilting the panels so they will take a bit longer than if I just machined them, but as it has been months since I even looked at them I am not going to worry. Here is the one I am quilting at the moment. I've used some thick cotton flannel to back the panels rather than wadding, mainly because I had plenty of that to use up.

Anyway I also had a look at some blogs I used to read and found some inspiration for a scrappy quilt I want to make for someone here

I also want to actually start the BOM I've been looking at from Jenny of Elefantz, Promises and Borders which is thankfully still available on her blog and will remain a permanent free download.  Thanks Jenny!

I plan to do a trip to the Fabric Guild as soon as I have time - hopefully for the winter sale which starts around mid January.  It's so good to have plans again!

So happy scrappy 2013 to all!


  1. It's good to have you back. :-)

  2. Very nice trip round the world cushions .
    The star pattern in the centre of my quilt is not difficult . As a start off piece only do three strips of fabric ,say 2" wide , join your 3 strips across the lenght , then cut at 60 deg slant


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