Completeing One PHD

 Posted by at 08:00 am
Mar 152018
 

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Patchwork Cushion Cover

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I have a lot of Projects Half Done (PHDs).  My problems with health issues, etc., over the last couple of years has meant that I’ve started things that have never got finished, in addition to the projects I’ve actually finished but not blogged (some of which I’m showing you now as a series of “catchup” posts.)

I said at the end of my last post that I’d got our cleaner to pop my sewing machine on the kitchen table for me, with a view to me getting some sewing done.  I’ve got several patchwork creations on the go – lots of pieces cut out for making quilts and cushion covers, and I’ve now managed to complete – 1 cushion cover! Well, it is a start!

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I used the 4″ finished square die from my AccuQuilt 8″ cube to cut out lots of squares from two pieces of cotton material a few weeks ago.  (Still got lots left after this project to make more cushion covers.)

I’ve also cut out an assortment of pieces from other materials for quilts and have started making up 8″ blocks from them over the last few months – more on those at a later date – but when I got in a muddle with Y seams on one particular block, and had to do some unpicking, I decided that perhaps I should work on something simpler.

Hence getting on with this cushion cover for a foam cushion I’d cut out and put on a chair in the kitchen to remind me to get on with the project over a month ago.  I used 2″ upholstery foam for the cushion. Still got some left to make more –

After sewing the squares together I used temporary fabric spray adhesive to attach a very light weight wadding to the back before machine quilting 0.25″ either side of the seams between the squares.  I know! Still managed to wiggle in places even with a guide.

When I’d cut out the squares I’d also used an Accuquilt strip cutter to cut strips from one of the materials used.  After the quilting I sewed this around the sides before cutting out and sewing on an envelope back to the cover.  I then went over the seams with an overcasting stitch to give the seams more substance and help prevent any fraying.

Oh, forgot to say that I used some of the strips to make ties that I sewed into the seam between back and sides so that tge cushion can be tied to the kitchen chair.

And this is what the finished cover looks like on the cushion.

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Now I need to get back to the quilt blocks to see how far I get with making my single bed quilts.

Keep an eye out for some more catchup posts of created but never blogged items as well.  I’m trying to get my mother to wear two creations I made for her over the last 15 months – 1 sewing project and 1 crochet – so that I can show you those at some point.

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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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