Some Patchwork

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 172016
 

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An Update, Some Musings and Some Patchwork

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I’d bought some footstool/storage boxes for the two youngest nephews so that they could put away some of the large collection of toys and crafting things they keep here, rather than have an assortment of cardboard and plastic boxes that were begining to show their age littered around the place – not that they managed to get everything in the new footstools, but the room does look tidyer now.  But one of the nephews decided that the top could be softer to sit on if a cushion was added.  And of course, as soon as one wanted a cushion the other did – so off I went to make a couple of cushion covers.  It did take me four or five months to get both done, but at least they are done now.  Just wish I could say the same about all the other part done crafting projects I’ve got, as well as the “got the stuff ready” projects that I’ve not even started.

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MUSINGS:

UFOs – for a lot of people this, of course, means Unidentified Flying Objects.  But for us crafters it has another meaning – Un-Finished Objects.  Objects that have been started, and the aim is to finish them “one day”, but there are always other things that get in the way.

Often it is life in general that gets in the way, but also other crafting takes up the time, and trying something new.

As I’ve seen my bundle of UFOs grow over the last year I got to thinking about other crafters and how many of you out there have lots of UFOs, and what type of UFOs.  I’ve currently got a couple of crochet projects, some patchwork and quilting projects.  As well as several bits of jewellery and beading in general, as well as a couple of papercraft projects.  Very depressing not getting them finished – but I will “one day”.

So if any of you want to make me feel better about my collection of UFOs please comment below to tell me about any of your UFOs.  It really would chear me up.

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PATCHWORK:

I’d bought some footstool/storage boxes for the two youngest nephews so that they could put away some of the large collection of toys and crafting things they keep here, rather than have an assortment of cardboard and plastic boxes that were begining to show their age littered around the place – not that they managed to get everything in, but the room does look tidyer now.  But one of the nephews decided that the top could be softer to sit on if a cushion was added.  And of course, as soon as one wanted a cushion the other did – so off I went to make a couple of cushion covers.  It did take me four or five months to get both done, but at least they are done now.

Cushion Cover 04 01

I think this is called a pineapple patchwork pattern.

Cushion Cover 04 02

There is wadding behind the cushion cover front and I’ve done free-motion quilting on the centre panel and quilting in the ditch around some of the other  pieces.

This is the 2nd cushion cover I made.  This time the pattern is the disapearing nine patch.

Cushion Cover 05 01

This time I quilted in a cross pattern across the middle and then stitch in the ditch between the disapearing nine patch and the border around the outside of it.

Cushion Cover 05 02

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  9 Responses to “Some Patchwork”

  1. Lovely Gwyneth! Patchwork is such a good way to use up scraps. I like to use up even tiny pieces in “crazy patchwork”. I group fabrics of similar colours, sew the bits and bobs into “crazy” squares and rectangles and then treat these shapes as patchwork pieces. I’ve made some fun placemats and pot holders this way.

    I love the cushions. Such a lovely fresh colour combination. I know what you mean by UFO’s !! I am still halfway through a random patchwork throw in very vibrant colours for the spare room bed. It will be a vintage item by the time I’ve finished!

    Good idea to use plastic boxes for toys. I took it a step further with my two and bought some cheap small drawer units in Wilkos. I put all the pieces for a game or puzzle in one drawer, cut the picture and instructions from the box and laminated them and popped them in too. Takes up so much less space than flimsy giant cardboard boxes! Now that they’ve grown up, I bagged some of the things they’d outgrown in clear bags to take to the charity shop and the drawers house electronic bits and pieces. They have certainly earned their keep!

    Thanks for your lovely inspiring ideas Gwyneth.

    love

    Sandy

  2. Wow amazing. Hugs Jackie

  3. These are beautiful Gwyneth. I love patchwork but alas I can’t sew so I really admire crafters who are so multi talented as yourself.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

  4. Gorgeous combos. I esp love the first one. Cheers Holley

  5. What fabulous selection of patchwork,love these.xxx

  6. Wow Gwyneth these are absolutely awesome patchwork cushions – far too nice to sit on!!

    I have an ever increasing number of ” Work in Progress” projects. Pictures needing framing, cards needing finishing – knitting left for so long that I cant find the pattern etc etc – I now have about half a dozen of the WIP boxes!! See you are not alone!!
    xx

  7. these are very beautiful Gwyneth great make.

    gr karin

  8. They may have take some time Gwyneth but they were well worth it. Both cushions are fab x

  9. Love these beautiful quilted cushions.

    Sylv xx

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