Saturday, June 29, 2013

An improv cushion!

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week-end!
Monday is Canada Day, so we are having a long week-end, and it couldn't be more perfect.
The sun is shining, it's nice and hot, the hammock is up, the beer is cold!!
I'm spending a bit of time in my sewing room finishing up a cushion.
About a week ago I received a lovely fat8 bundle of fabric from Fabric Spot.
They are an on line Canadian shop!
This came my way as part of a scrap challenge for Canadians hosted by lovely Rachel @ Stitched In Color!
I was one of four lucky participants to receive this Summer Lovin' bundle.
 Fabric Spot Summer Lovin'

I was pretty excited to be chosen, and to make something using all the fabrics in the bundle, plus we could add one other fabric if we wanted.
My initial idea was to make a kaleidoscope cushion, but then I decided it was high time I tried some improv!
Well, sort of......
I used a great tutorial by  13 Spools to make improv herringbone strips for my cushion.
I added some Kona coal, and away I went!
Loved doing this, and it was really easy!
 This is an 18" cushion.
I used a layer of batting for the front, and did some straight line quilting within each "block"
Kona coal, and a pieced strip for the hidden zipper.
Love, love my new cushion!
Thanks so much Rachel and Fabric Spot!
now.....back to that hammock.......!


17 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love, love, love!

gpc said...

That's REALLY beautiful!

Erica said...

Beautiful! It definitely looks like something that you would find at the store and it looks really complicated. This was a beautiful choice for those fabrics!

Carla said...

Fabulous Patti. Love it!

CitricSugar said...

Patti, that looks so awesome! And fabulous improv, m'dear! :-)

jan said...

Wow, I love this !
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

amy said...

Wow, beautiful! I LOVE seeing your take on this in the gray! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial, it looks fab :)

Karen said...

Lovely cushion! Great way to use these fabrics!
Enjoy your long weekend and the sunshine!

Janine said...

This cushion looks great!

SheilaN8 said...

Oh my! I LOVE it!! Great job! :)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Perfect! You've really showcased the lovely, bright fabric with the addition of the Kona Coal. Thanks for the link to that tutorial too - love it!

Heather D. said...

Very nice Patti. Love it.

So glad that you're having sunshine and summer. Remember when your blogs posts all referred to all of that snow you had??? So glad for you that is in the past!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great cushion Patti, you certainly did that fabric win justice!

Izzy said...

Awesome! Love it.

~Carla~ said...

Awesomeness!! :) I paired up my fabric with grey as well!!

Michele Pacey said...

That herringbone design is so pretty Patti. Great as a pillow, eh? Congratulations and happy Canada Day to you!

Julie said...

Very nice Patti. I love the grey with it, just beautiful!

17 comments:

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Love, love, love!

gpc said...

That's REALLY beautiful!

Erica said...

Beautiful! It definitely looks like something that you would find at the store and it looks really complicated. This was a beautiful choice for those fabrics!

Carla said...

Fabulous Patti. Love it!

CitricSugar said...

Patti, that looks so awesome! And fabulous improv, m'dear! :-)

jan said...

Wow, I love this !
jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

amy said...

Wow, beautiful! I LOVE seeing your take on this in the gray! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial, it looks fab :)

Karen said...

Lovely cushion! Great way to use these fabrics!
Enjoy your long weekend and the sunshine!

Janine said...

This cushion looks great!

SheilaN8 said...

Oh my! I LOVE it!! Great job! :)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Perfect! You've really showcased the lovely, bright fabric with the addition of the Kona Coal. Thanks for the link to that tutorial too - love it!

Heather D. said...

Very nice Patti. Love it.

So glad that you're having sunshine and summer. Remember when your blogs posts all referred to all of that snow you had??? So glad for you that is in the past!

Celtic Thistle said...

Great cushion Patti, you certainly did that fabric win justice!

Izzy said...

Awesome! Love it.

~Carla~ said...

Awesomeness!! :) I paired up my fabric with grey as well!!

Michele Pacey said...

That herringbone design is so pretty Patti. Great as a pillow, eh? Congratulations and happy Canada Day to you!

Julie said...

Very nice Patti. I love the grey with it, just beautiful!