Disappearing 9 Patch Cushion

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am MOST proud of my quilting... Outline, Echo and Diagonal quilting (I did some little sunrays too) Oh and I think my two cushions look good together... now to search for a pattern for number 3:) What advice would you give someone starting this project? I have had such trouble trying to locate quilting feet for my 30 year old Frister Rossmann and finally bought them from England... then I was so nervous about using them when I finally got them! My advice take this class of Wendy's and just get stuck in, I actually found it fun and I am so pleased with the result. Now for free motion quilting!!!!!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • pillow form
  • walking foot

Q&A with desna

Lisa Gardner asked:
Love that, Just learning about it on one of the courses! Echoing!
desna answered:
Thanks Lisa, I reccommend Wendy's course it is so interesting and she explains the process in an easy to understand way
Lisa Gardner asked:
Never thought of doing it as a cushion!! Great idea!
desna answered:
I am in the process of making a disappearing 9 patch quilt and thought this would be a fun little cushion. I am very pleased with the result:)
patz in suffolk asked:
Oh, those are lovely - and your quilting is excellent! I have a 36-year-old Frister & Rossmann Cub 4 (very tiny) and the walking foot I got for it was made by Juki. It works extremely well and although I now have a much larger, new Pfaff sewing machine (mainly for the larger space to squash my quilts through), I would NEVER part with my dear old trusty F&R, on which I made my first, quite large, quilts, including the double-sided one on which I did my first real free motion quilting. You're obviously doing well and I can't recommend the Frister & Rossmann too highly, however old it is!
desna answered:
thanks pat I am actually surprised how fun it was to do these quilting techniques. I love my F&R but if I go on to make larger quilts I may have to invest in another sewing machine, although I will never let go of my good old trusty F&R.
Surfside6 asked:
I love the attic windows one especially - the centers are so pretty. But I like the combinations of all of them. Great job on the quilting. I better get moving, you'll be way ahead of me in classes. Glad you were able to get the couch you wanted
desna answered:
Thanks Surfside6 I am loving making these smaller projects as they are an easy size to cope with to learn the quilting methods from the class. Im being left behind with the BOM's as I am so taken up with these cushions!
NanaJeanFL asked:
Yeah Desna! You're black suite is on the way and your pillows are really going to make the room. I just LOVE your quilting on this. I'm enrolled now so maybe I'll finally do actual quilting on my BOM. Great job. Love your pillows!
desna answered:
Thanks Jean it is a great course and Wendy is lovely, you will enjoy it. I really couldn't believe how easy it was to quilt these techniques with the proper walking foot. I am really hoping the same goes for free motion quilting!!!!

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