It seems that I have developed a fixation for cushion-making. I've had these fabrics sitting patiently in my workroom for a couple of months now and knew exactly where I wanted them.
Then, suddenly, late this morning I had the urge to put it all into practice. The cushions on the sofa are quite big so I decided to join some offcuts of batting to make a piece large enough rather than cutting into a bigger piece. Using up the waste materials from other projects goes a long way to make me feel better about buying fabric all the time!
Having pinned the pieces of batting to some muslin, I then used a wide zigzag stitch on my machine to join them together.
You can barely see the join and so I have marked this down as a complete success.
I wanted to try out some quilt-as-you-go projects and these seemed like a good size to give it a go. I've been totally inspired by Andi's cushions and quilts over the last few months so I studied the photos in this post and got sewing.
I tried not to get too stressed about the straightness and widths of the quilting lines - I've read on other quilt blogs that this makes it organic. I do organic!
Once I'd started, there was no stopping me. My machine was flying! Of course, it helped that I absolutely love this fabric line.
The machine quilting makes a wonderfully textured feel to the cloth and is quite different from my usual hand-quilting.
I completed the first one in a couple of hours and decided to harness the rhythm and make the second one too.
I even forgot to eat! Now I have a relaxing bit of hand-sewing the bindings on in the morning and my sofa will be almost halfway to being revamped.
It's funny because I felt very out of sorts this morning and spent the first few hours of today in a dreamy state that I couldn't snap out of for a while. But now I shall be going to bed feeling more than satisfied with my days work.