Thursday, September 2, 2010

my creative space...

perfect seams

quilting practice

quilty cushion


This week the bunnies were absolutely doing my head in! I had to step away from them for a day and feel that little buzz you get when something you've never tried before works out well. So I grabbed some bits out of my vintage sheet stash, cut some 4inch squares, put them together in a little quilt sandwich and had a little play with some free motion quilting. Why hadn't I tried this before! So quick, so easy (once you get the rhythm) Then I turned the whole thing into a cushion. I can see a couple more of these cushions in the future, then on to a whole quilt I think. Free motion quilting, great for curing the bunny fuzzies.

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27 comments:

Sarah said...

Well I'm glad you had that break because those cushions look fabulous! Love the pompoms around the edge. Those fabrics look so lovely together and the quilting was a nice touch. Great job.

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

That is so beautiful, and just perfect fro spring. Perhaps you should whip up a few for Handmade Heaven for after your quit sale????

Renee said...

Beautiful! I have had a couple of attempts with machine quilting without success. Yours looks beautiful well done!

Jennie said...

Looks brilliant - can't believe thats your first go!
Loving your photos too.

Vic said...

That is absoloutely gorgeous, I luff it! You're a natural, obviously!

maría cecilia said...

A wonderful creation, I adore them!!!!!

Amanda said...

Lovely cushion, just screams spring to me.

LeelaBijou said...

So, so beautiful!

Amanda said...

Wonderfully great job for a first go. I love it. Hopefully it will be easy for me when I finally decide to try this out :)

Kellie Christie said...

It is always nice to try something new, especially when it turns out so well! The cushion is just beautiful, could definitely see some of these in Handmade Heaven.

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Wow, so beautiful! Great cure for crazy bunny syndrome :)

Jo's Place said...

Very pretty fabrics

Brianna said...

Love the cushions, they are gorgeous! Much better than sweating over bunnies.

Mistea said...

Your cushion is lovely - can't believe you just did that to distract yourself.

Enjoy

CurlyPops said...

They look so soft and snuggly and dreamy...

Lora said...

i absolutely love those pillows! so cute!! and i love the upclose photos of the quilt squares, too. what a great collection of vintage prints. :) lora

teddybearswednesday said...

I can't believe they are your first go Selina- they are perfect. xo

74 Lime Lane said...

perfect for spring, such lovely happy fabrics, I love the pom poms too!

Catherine said...

Such a pretty cushion Selina, it says spring to me.:)

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the ball fringe on your cushions - they're beautiful :)

Angel.Pearls said...

Lovely quilt, soo pretty! /Eva

Ady said...

Very pretty! I'm still struggling a little with my free motion quilting - your stitches are so neat and even. Well done.

Antje said...

these pillows make me dreamy. So beautiful. Best, Antje

Fruitful Fusion said...

First go?! It's lovely!

Teek said...

What an amazing effort for your first go...
Well done. The cushion is lovely

Warm Hugs Design said...

The vintage linens you used are so vibrant in color - love them! Beautiful job...

Warm hugs,
Pam

Gina said...

I love those squares of fabric altogether, and I'm very impressed with your freemotion quilting, it looks so good. I haven't had great success with it in my (one) practise as yet. Tips most welcome!