Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Why not!

So yesterday saw me pulling some of my favourite fabrics just because.

No deadline, no commission, no guidelines nor necessity, just because I wanted to.  Something for me, something frivolous, and unnecessary!  It's been a while since I just made something because I felt like it, for no reason, spur of the moment.

At first I thought I might just make a mini-quilt, but my practical side got the better of me, and so I plumped for a cushion; yeah we don't need any more of those either, but it was just the ticket.

And here, as promised is what I made...


I finished the binding this morning in front of the TV with the kids, (the joys of a rainy half term), and I couldn't be happier.


It's not perfect, some of the points are pointy, some are not, the quilting is more organic than measured and the pillow inset I had waiting isn't very poofy, but I love it.


I used the spool block template from Kerry & Lynne's 500 Quilt Blocks, transferring it to template plastic to mark the corner angles onto my spool/butterfly wings.  This was so I could use slightly larger corner rectangles, cut them on the diagonal, line up with my markings and have a lot less wastage - if anyone wants a demo let me know.

It was all pieced and quilted in, altogether now, Aufifil 50wt 2021, using my new favourite blender, white dotty crosshatch which is on offer at Simply Solids, backed with a grey home dec fabric, which I used for Sarah's bag and bound in Sketch.  It measures up at 20" square.


Now back to the other things.  Don't get me wrong, the bonus is, they are all enjoyable too, these things for friends, things for Retreat and things to stop the kids being quite so annoying grumpy this week!

27 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and it's so satisfying to make things just on a whim!

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  2. It's very pretty! Excellent job!

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  3. I love it! But i have to admit the "febrary" would drive me nuts!

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  4. Still playing catchup, but just because projects can be the best way to pass the time sometimes

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  5. Really pretty cushion, love the colours

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  6. Love it! And why not… Enjoy the rainy half term!

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  7. Lovely cheerful cushion Hadley

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  9. These are the best kind of makes- so satisfying. Is there a sofa under all that patchwork? ;)

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  10. oh this looks brilliant. It would go so well with the cushion I made at the weekend...but damn it looks so good on your sofa too!

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  11. Love the cushion, the fabric choices are so funky, thank you for sharing

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  12. It's gorgeous and here's to a bit more selfish sewing!

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  13. Love it Hadley! you can never have too many pillows ;-) x

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  14. What a gorgeous cushion, I can't believe you whipped it up in one evening! Glad you got to make something for yourself too :-))

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  15. This is lush Hadley! After this week is over, I am jumping back on the selfish sewing bandwagon.

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  16. it's lovely! and how fab is that corner with all the handmade cushions and quilts?

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  17. It's so cute and the colors are just what you need on a rainy day...Would love a tutorial on how you modified the block...

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  18. Love it!! Especially as it has lots of aqua which is my favourite colour. A girl can never have too many cushions. x

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  19. That is so cute! I can see how it is particularly for you!

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  20. Love this! It's gorgeous! Am so desperate for a little me time sewing without commitment!

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  21. Beautiful pillow - I made some of these butterfly blocks for a bee recently and can't wait to make some more!

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  22. It's always fun to do some selfish sewing. The pillow looks great

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  23. Gorgeous - no wonder you love it!

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