Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm back in the sewing room, and made a cushion cover

After the summer holidays and going away 3 weeks in France (lucky me, we went to see our families), having the girls at home for 6 weeks, which I enjoy very much although my time seems to disappear faster, and after some flooding from the bathroom upstairs on the level below, lots of appointments with insurance people...I'm finally back in my sewing room for some sewing.

Front, in the sun
I am not showing you something super exciting, just a block we did at my patchwork group, and I used that to make a cushion cover. they seem to wear out quickly in this house, or maybe it's the same for everybody.

Front in the shade
So the Golden Lion Quilters had their first meeting on Wednesday night, and we made the Attic Window. I realised that it was a first for me, although I knew the shape and had a good idea on how to make one.
My homework is done, 4 blocks put together with a border and the cushion pad is reused.


The pieced back
 I made a mistake when cutting the long rectangles for the windows, with a 45 degree angle, and cut them an inch too short. So decided to sew them together and use them in the back, and make what is called a french plait (how appropriate as I'm french!). The bands on the sides are matching the front so that there isn't an obvious change of colour on the side seams.

 The zip is cancelled under a fold of fabric. I was given some long pink ones, so not the right colour here. You could easily make a similar cover with 4 fat quarters, and have some fabric left.

There was even some sun this afternoon when I took the photo. How lucky.
The bright colours are to remind me of the summer, although there wasn't much of a summer here in England. Quite disappointing.

Enjoy your sewing.

Pascale.

1 comment:

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

I love attic window, I haven't made one for years, I love the colour of yours!