A little bit of quilting

The last couple of months have been a little crazy, leaving me little time to be creative.  My machine has sadly sat and I have looked longingly at the projects I started over summer and wondered when I would find time to return to them.  A couple of years ago I bought a jelly roll of fabrics that I loved and have been wondering what to make with it.  I have had a number of ideas.  It then dawned on me that I could make cushion covers with the multiple strips of fabric that are in the jelly roll.  I had about forty four 2 1/2 inch strips of reds, blacks, blues and creams to play with.  I laid them out on the floor and started with one red square.

Based on the traditional log cabin design, I used the reds and blacks  for one side and  soft blues and creams for the other side.  It was easy to create something beautiful.  I was able to listen to a radio interview with Margaret Throsby, while the sun streamed through the window.  It was a fun way to make a gift for a friend turning 21.
Inspired by this cushion – in fact my family were rather impressed with seeing this and we all thought it looked like it belonged in our family room, I launched on making a second cushion as a wedding gift for a friend who got married at Easter.
Susannah was a bridesmaid and told me that Jess’ favourite colour was purple.  This was a challenge, as I had very little fabric of this colour in my cupboard.  While rummaging, I found an unfinished quilt cover that Susannah started about ten years ago in mauves and white.  It was pretty, but sitting there abandoned and waiting….
I simply cut two squares the right size out of the pieced fabric and turned what should have been a quilt into a cushion cover.  
It is easy to get inspired to keep going when faced the with results of a completed project.  Johnny and I agreed that another of our friends would enjoy a cushion as a gift for her 18th birthday.  I was given the colour of pink.  This is the result:

About sarahcondie

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, an ex-librarian, a minister's wife, a women's Pastor, a quilter, a reader, I enjoy thinking about things slowly, I love cups of tea, I love sitting at my kitchen table in dappled sunlight and chatting with my friends, my children's friends, my family abut anything and everything.
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