Disappearing 9 patch Cushion

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I think the cushion with the red border is my best cushion so far... I tried using a stencil and have become confident with the walking foot:) I am pleased with the 2nd cushion as I did a velcro closing on it as it has a patchword front and back. I also did some fmq using my darning foot on the back it is a bit wobbly but sure.. it is the back of the cushion after all;) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Free Motion Quilting takes practise, practise, practise!!!! Play about with the 9 patch blocks as you can cut them on the diagonal and cut more than once... just have fun playing with the pieces and see what you come up with!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabrics
  • velcro
  • cushion filler

Q&A with desna

alice.beer15977 asked:
You have sure been busy!! I hope to get back to quilting this week. I still have some doll clothes to go but I think I am ready to add some quilting in there too. You have a good sense of what fabrics to put together as well as the colors. I am getting excited as I think about this. I have been working on 2013 block of the month. Have a great week. Time to really get busy.
desna answered:
Thanks Alice, I love matching up fabrics it one of the best parts:) I have not even started my 2013 BOM as yet as I still have not decided on fabrics, it does look a fun class and looking forward to starting. And yes Alice get back at the quilting, it is such fun seeing what everyone is doing:)
Pam NZ asked:
Wow look at you go girl! Especially love the red border one... very classy with the diagonal cut! Fun fun fun!!!
desna answered:
Thanks Pam I too love the red border cushion, it is my favourite so far. I had such fun playing about with the nine patch blocks. First time using a stencil and fmq with the darning foot so I am on a roll!!!!
Za Manaf asked:
i m so envious!!! I love both cushions..the colors came ot very well..great job :) I am laying down my needles untill end of March but cant help sneaking in on my Craftsy page to see what others are up to LOL...btw i bought my first roller cutter and mat and waiting for my walking foot...cant wait to practice too haha
desna answered:
Thanks Zaza for your lovely comment:) The Craftsy page is so tempting I too love to see what others are doing as it is great inspiration. I totally love my walking foot but the darning foot is much harder to master. Looking forward to seeing your quilting:)
NanaJeanFL asked:
Wow! These are wonderful. You should post a pic of all of your pillows in your new space. I'd love to see the overall affect. Lovely work!!
desna answered:
I will do when I have them all completed, my daughter Sue has a black sofa and wanted some so I have given some away to her so I am busy making more! I am learning so much though with these small projects which are so easy to work with.
Wendy Butler Berns asked:
You had great fun with these throw cushions... thanks for sharing all your work and close ups of the quilting!!!!! fun!
desna answered:
Thanks Wendy, I have learned so much from your class but I do need to practise so much:)

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