Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quilted star cushion

I kinda feel like I'm constantly making cushion covers at the moment. I feel like I could quite easily be dragged into this quilting caper. I do love doing a little cushion though, as I get to master a block or techniques on a small scale rather than the daunting and frankly overwhelming task of completing an entire quilt. 

After Christmas when we traveled back from Queensland, we stopped a couple of days in Sydney and stayed with my aunt. 

I'm of the old school manners that you thank someone when you stay. I thought about buying her chocolates or flowers or something but decided to go with a more personal approach. 

She is an incredibly talented seamstress and has been very helpful with advice to me when she has stayed with us. It was a risk to make a little cushion but actually she doesn't quilt so was in awe. And honestly, someone who sews will always appreciate something handmade more. They just know the work involved right? 

I chose this little charm square pack to match with her bedroom. I'm not even sure what it is or where I got it as it really isn't my usual taste. I suspect I may have acquired it someone along the way (perhaps won it!!). 

I'm not even sure what this block is called but when I searched online, it seems to be called a quilted star. I'm sure by looking at the photos you could work out what do to. I used 5" charm squares and loved that the finished block makes up the entire cushion (no sashing or matching here!). I just did very simple straight line quilting around the inside of the star and a simple envelope back. 

1 comment:

  1. So true, Jane - someone who sews will always appreciate something handmade. A lovely cushion and a great way for you to do some quilting without taking up too much time.


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