Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Retro / Vintage, Cute
Cotton Fabric, cotton thread, old shirt,
What was your inspiration?
I saw a lovely cushion similar to this on Crafsty projects... look up 'Vintage Squares Lap Quilt/Cushion' by Sew Well Maide (thanks Karen). I loved how the quilt was made out of squares and rectangles and the the mix of triangles on the cushion using the same fabric. My points are not perfect but as this was my first attempt at a cushion and wild geese I am pretty pleased with how it has turned out.
What are you most proud of?
Finally being able to make wild geese blocks... I tried various ways of making them and the easiest and (I think) the best way is found on About.com Quilting by Janet Wickell. http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/No-Waste-Flying-Geese-Quilt-Pattern.htm
I am also pleased that I have both the duvet and the scatter cushion all ready and waiting for Lou and Louie to return home from holidays tomorrow as a surprise:)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try something new and challenge yourself, it is so much fun when it turns out ok:)
Oh and make sure you research it well to know what you are doing as I wasted so much time and fabric. It took me three attempts to get the right size for the wild geese, I was nearly loosing the will to continue! I can't believe I am writing this but I am going to make more cushions using the wild geese pattern:)