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Project

Cushions for Mum

Project Description

What are you most proud of? My mum is so pleased with them. I am very pleased with how they turned out and that I got them all finished in time for her birthday. I especially love the Indian Summer block from piecebynumber.com and I also am very pleased with the spider's web quilting that I did with my walking foot. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Paper piecing is great fun to do, although you really need to concentrate as I left out one of the 'geese' and did not notice until it was completed. It was a bit tricky ripping out part of the stitching and piecing it in but I succeeded. Disappearing 9 Patch blocks are so versatile I have two variations, one which is cut on the diagonal and I think the spider's web quilting really enhanced the pattern. I used clear Wonder Invisible Thread for the 'stitch in the ditch' and it was fab, highly recommend it.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • Wonder Invisible Thread

Q&A with desna

stitchnsue asked:
love the colour choices and beautiful fabrics. Did you paper piece the cushions? I have yet to start my course but your quilting on the cushions is lovely. Very inspiring.
desna answered:
Thanks, the fabrics are all from my stash, cushions are great for using them up. I paper pieced the Circle of Geese and the Indian Summer blocks. I now love paper piecing.
Darns asked:
Oh, desna, more lovely cushions! How pleased your mum must be! Quilting looks great!
desna answered:
Sorry Darns, more cushions! My mum was so pleased, I think she was hoping that I would make her some more.
Pam NZ asked:
More yummy cushions... but for Mum this time, so I'll let you away with this LOL. Especially adore the Indian Summer block one... and your FMQ'g... the spider web is just WOW!!! Go girl!
desna answered:
Thanks Pam, I know more cushions I'm afraid! I am so pleased with the Indian Summer block it is so fun to do. Will be doing more paper piecing for sure:)
klh asked:
sooo pretty - beautiful quilting
desna answered:
Thank you so much:)
alice.beer15977 asked:
I love your pillows. The colors are great - they remind me that spring IS coming!!
desna answered:
Thanks Alice, these are my mum's favourite colours.:)

Skill Level

Beginner