I’ve been LOVING all the patchwork things I’ve been seeing on people’s blogs lately, and wanting to do a bit myself. I’ve only tried it once before, making a baby blanket for a friend last year (you can see my post about it here). As there are no babies on the horizon at the moment, I thought I’d try making some cushions.
As you can imagine, I spent HOURS picking out and matching up fabrics. That’s ALWAYS my favourite part of ANY project!!! Most of the squares were taken from two Moda charm packs I’d bought a few months ago, but some were stolen from other areas of my stash. After that, I spent HOURS more testing to find the best possible arrangement of the 9 squares for each cushion front. Such important tasks, you see, can’t be rushed (especially when they’re sooooo much fun, and you’ve got lots of crafty-podcast-listening to catch up on).
Sewing the squares together was fun too. The process of sewing the pieces together and ironing them nicely, then sewing on some more, then ironing the seams again..... was really quite relaxing. If anyone has any tips for keeping the pieces exactly square and straight (when some are stretchier/wonkier than others), I’d love to hear them. This was the only frustrating bit!
Then, to finish off the cushions, I just used some matching fabric to make a simple envelope-style back, and put little IKEA-bought cushion pads inside. Ta-daaaaaa.....
Now, when can we go back to IKEA to buy some more cushion pads??? I can see this patchwork-cushion-making turning into my latest sewing addiction!
What’s your latest crafty obsession???
Until next time.....