Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Quilted Cushion.. my first!



It was about a year ago that I pieced these blocks, and at the time I had no idea what I wanted to do with them.  There are four 15½ inch square blocks so I knew together it would not be large enough to make even a lap quilt.  So I stuck it in a bag, put it in a drawer and forgot about them. 

During the past weekend I cleaned up my sewing room, and as I was going through my drawers I found them again, and immediately knew I wanted to try and make quilted cushions with them.  

When it comes to making a quilt, I am quite comfortable, the steps now comes more naturally after doing it for more than a year.  But sewing in zippers?  I have never done it before, so I was going through pinterest looking for some easy to follow tutorials, and found THIS one, AND I only had one zipper to try it out, so for now I have only the one to share with you....  







Happy quilting.


25 comments:

quokkaquilts said...

Congrats on the zipper insertion! It gets easier :) I just did my first piping on a cushion - happy days!

Ludlow Quilt and Sew said...

Love your cushions - and the fabrics. They are so much quicker to make than quilts, aren't they! I often make them for gifts.

Schulz Family said...

visiting from WIP wednesday. These are lovely

Green said...

Great job on your cushion. Zippers get easier. I just did my first one recently and liked it so much that I just bought a whole mess of zippers at Hancock's fabrics (on sale at half off). Congratulations on your accomplishment.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Lovely cushion. Stopping by from Freshly Pieced. Thanks for sharing. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Tanyia said...

I agree... zippers definitely get easier! I have not done a ton of them but I am not afraid anymore :) Your pillow is lovely...I have never made a darn pillow yet. I am not sure why, and there are several I would love to make. One day I will bite the bullet and give it a go!

Stopping by from the WIP hop http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/08/wednesday-wip-august-14th-edition.html

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It looks great! :) I have never done a zipper ...just an envelope enclosure thus far as I was afraid of zippers :)

lattegirl40 said...

awesome! can't wait to see the other one!

Ruth said...

Love your cushions - I made my first quilted cushion as week or so ago but wasn't brave enough for zippers - may be next time.

The Sassy Quilter said...

What a great idea for those blocks! Looks lovely.

Angela Bullard said...

I have lots of spare blocks that I need to add some borders to and make into pillows (or something!). Love the way yours turned out!

Lorna McMahon said...

Great use of those blocks, Marelize! Pretty cushion! Congrats on the finish.

Vicki said...

Looks to me like you've made a million of these! Your work is outstanding.

Maartje Quilt said...

Lovely way to use blocks. Lovely pillow!

Diana Mattoni said...

It looks really nice! Here's a tutorial that you might like on pillows with hidden zippers: http://www.quiltingintherain.blogspot.com/2013/05/invisible-zipper-pillow-tutorial.html

ChristaQuilts said...

Yay! I love these blocks. :-)

Sarah Lizzie said...

How serendipitous to find those forgotten blocks and what a great idea transforming them into a cushion! Your cushion is lovely...well done on the zipper insertion!!

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

Love the cushion... I have made a few but sewed the entire thing closed because I am nervous about zippers... I really must try soon. Good job on yours.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your cushions are wonderful!! I'm not very brave when it comes to zippers so I'm always impressed when people use them in cushions.

Kelly Young said...

your pillow looks great, Marelize! I think your fabric choices are really classy! by the way, if you have a chance, you should grab my new NTT button. Since I redesigned my blog, your old one won't show up anymore! Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Irene V. said...

What a lovely pillow! I'm here from Sew Many Ways and now following you (GFC, bloglovin', fb, flickr, pinterest, instagram...), because I sew but never quilted... and I'd really like to, some day :)
I need at lesst 48 hrs a day to do everything I'd like to!!!
MammaNene @ SergerPepper.it

Stella Nemeth said...

I've got some blocks I need to find a use for too. Your fabric choices were unusual, but I was drawn to the block, possibly because they were unusual and fresh looking.

straythreads said...

your stitching looks perfect!! well done

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful. Pretty quilting too!

Connie said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.
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