Friday, January 28, 2011

I really really really really want a new sewing machine :-)

I have looked at so many lovely quilts on blogland that I have decided this year I am going to step into quilting myself. I don't have a quilting machine yet (just a very very basic old singer) but I hope to upgrade to a quilting machine soon. (Thank you to everyone you answered my questions about different machines lately! I think I am definitely going to go for a Bernina - the best my budget (husband) will allow:-) ).

Anyway, as a little start (and to try and show my husband the marvellous possibilities of the things I could make if only I had a new machine!) I thought I would make a patchwork cushion.

I bought these fabrics on my last trip to Ikea* (I never realized what a good selection they had there and reasonably priced too). I drew out a little design to fit an old cushion I had.
Used my shiny new special quilting ruler and roller cutter to cut out all the squares.

And to finish it off appliqued some hearts on. I hand appliqued them on to finish it off, using the invisible technique in Tildas book Sew Sunny Homestyle.

For the back I used an old cushion back that already had a zip in it.

A really enjoyable project for a grey afternoon tucked up the in my craft room, listening to Radio 4 drinking tea and eating white chocolate buttons..

Off now to drool over Berninas again...

I've love to hear any comments about your machines!

Have a lovely weekend :-)

*just a little note to say the flowery fabrics and the red spot weren't from Ikea, they are CK.


  1. Lovely to see you back with a new blog.
    You have been busy already this year with all your makes.
    I love this cushion and your crochet blanket.
    Lisa x

  2. Nice cushion. Sounds like my kind of afternoon, stitching, tea, Radio 4 and chocolate. Heavenly.

  3. hello when I mentioned I had been to work I went in with my cardi on inside out - lol - am going to workshop on Sunday am not booked in on any more but I may appear. I mentioned your blog to Louise and she said you were popping over on 25th Feb to her friends and family day Think I will be there so we may meet in REAL LIFE. Woop - as my three daughter's would say.

  4. Hi Sally, thanks for your lovely comment… I am so glad you are around with your new blog! Gorgeous cushion and blanket...!