My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A clutch of cushions

 Last post I showed the mystery foundation piecing I was doing... I couldn't work out what it was but suspected there was a bunny in there somewhere. Here is the solved mystery - cute huh??
I decided he was the perfect size for a cushion so have bordered him and also put a small ruffle around the edge - however he is to remain a 'cushion flimsy' for now as I want to do a bit more quilting on him later on (he is just stitched in the ditch at the moment).

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And I can see I should have cropped the photo below - but ta-da - here is my completed Stitcharound The Block designed and run by Helen Stubbings.
 I am really happy with how it has turned out. I have also made this project into a cushion and put binding around the edges. [It's hanging on the wall for the photo shoot as I don't have a big enough cushion inner.]
Leanne, Nicky and Janis all worked on this  for me. Another friend Leeanne also took part with another group - you can see her completed cushion here.

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I have joined the FMQ (free motion quilting) challenge - see it here - in the hope that I can get more confident with my fmq. Then maybe I can make a bit of a dent in the pile of quilt tops I have sitting waiting to be completed :-)
The idea is we practise every day for at least 14 consecutive days - and hopefully see some progress after that time! Today was my first day but I won't show today's fairly abysmal effort but - watch this space - it will be interesting to see how it goes.
That's about it for now, I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend and your stitching and sewing projects are going well. Thank you for visiting,

10 comments:

Marion B. said...

Oh, aren't they both lovely! So cute.

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Raewyn,

What an adorable bunny that is!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love that cushion

Stray Stitches said...

Your bunny pillow is adorable! And the Stitch Around The Block is amazing! Great work on both projects!!

Leeanne said...

hey the bunny never gave me my eggs?
Maybe he will stuff them in the cushion.Really neat cushions.
I look forward to seeing all your FMQ, you know they say.... practice, practice, practice.
Maybe I should join so I can get some of my flimsy's quilted!

Leeanne said...

P.S I like the path of the butterflies you stitched.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh my--you are just 'hoppin' along there now aren't you!!!! I love that bunny block--and did a great job in sewing it--way to go!!!
and the quilt is really pretty too!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

sunny said...

What a cute little bunny! And I love love love your stitch-around project!

LuAnn said...

I just love that stitchery quilt. Your stitching is wonderful, and I just love the hexagons in the corners.

Farm Girl said...

The mystery is solved - your cushion looks great! Wow - your SRTB looks lovely, and yes, I am still the one dragging behind on this one!