You might remember the tiny It's a Hoot Scrap Quilt I was making? I decided to make it into a cushion in the end. I also wanted to try out my beautiful new Japanese Linen in a little project, so i combined the two and made a Zakka inspired cushion.
The squares were 2 1/2 inches left over from a quilt made with a Jelly Roll and Layer Cake, and just too cute to not use. They were sitting behind my sewing machine for a long while….
There were 81 in total, which made a nice sized cushion top. (Dolly thought so too.)
|Quilting in progress - top.|
This was a hand quilted project. I always use a quilter's hoop for hand quilting, it just helps me keep the tension even.
|Quilted back - It would have looked nice as a quilt too.|
The top was trimmed back and I used that nice oatmeal linen for the back.
And here it is, in its real home amongst the casual stylings of a 15 year old's bedroom. She actually liked this project, what could I do?
I've been sewing with MoMo's new fabrics, Oh Deer, too and just finished another very easy quilt made from a layer cake, but that's a subject for another day.
Do you prefer hand or machine quilting?
Till next time - happy sewing,