Pink silk cushion
I ironed the flowers onto the pink silk using bondaweb.
I machined in gold thread around the edges of the flower and the centre circles using a small satin stitch.
I free machined the outline of the stems in the gold thread.
The cushion was completed using the envelope method.
Should you want the applique pattern please E-mail us
This months block of the month should you want the actual size of the above applique please E-mail us and we will send it to you as an attachment.
The above cushion made and designed by Mary.
SQUARES AND TRIANGLES
SQUARES & TRIANGLES MAKE A STAR
The above block is good for using up any left-over squares from a previous project.
from my background fabric I cut 4 of 3 1/2" squares & 4 0f 3 7/8th squares.
The above star has 4 different toning printed fabricsand from each I cut
1 of 3 1/2" square and 1 of 3 7/8" square.
You place a background 3 7/8" square right sides together with a 3 7/8th printed square. draw a pencil line diagonally from corner to corner and sew a 1/4" from either side of the drawn line. Cut on the pencil line open up and press. Repeat with the remaining 3 7/8" squares.
Lay out your squares as above but in the fabric order of your choice.
The above cushion was made from left over 2 1/2" strips from my last quilt.
I put together in an order pleasing to me and sewed together six of the the strips as below using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Please note all seams are joined using a 1/4" seam allowance .
I then folded the stripped piece in half and machined the seam now making a tube. Diagram below.
Then I cut 2 1/2" strips across the width of the tube.
Unpick one of the seams to make your top row.
Continue cutting as above but undo the seam at different square sides to get the patchwork design you want.
When you have cut enough strips lay out in rows and stitch together
I have joined six strips together
2 1/2" Strips that were also left over but were not the full width of the fabric I used to frame my block.
I put the frame on the top and bottom first
Press the seams away from the block Make up you patchwork strips and measure the sides of your block and cut accordingly. Finally sew on the sides nd your cushion block is completed.
quilt in the ditch and make your cushion up in you favourite way.
Crazy Patch Block
View the two shapes above to start building your Crazy Patch Block
With right sides together sew your first two shapes together.
Press seam away from centers
Lay ruler along edge of center and cut strip
Or cut center into a new shape as you cut strip
Cut 2 1/2 strip at an angle
With right sides together, sew blocks to a new strip of fabric
Press seam away from center.Continue sewing strips to center until block is large enough to continue until you have enough crazy patch material to make into what ever you choose to do
A variation of Court House Steps.
Using floweres to remind you of flaming June
From the panel I chose the Red flower which measured 7 1/4 x 7 1/4
Cut two 7 1/4 strips from orange fabric and sew top and bottom of the flower square
Cut two 9 1/4 strips of pink and sew to sides of flower square
Cut two 9 1/4 pink strips and sew to the top and bottom of your flower square
Cut two 11 1/4 orange strips and sew to each side of your flower square
Cut two 11 1/4 by 3 inches of the flower material and sew to top and bottom of the square
Cut two 17 1/4 by 3 inches of the flower material and sew to each side of square completing the panel
GOOD OLD NINE PATCH
Start by cutting colour A. 3 1/2" x17.5" into 5 of 3 1/2" squares
Colour B. is 3 1/2" x 14" cut into 4 of 3 1/2" squares
lay out squares as shown below. Sew three horizontal rows of squares using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seams towards the darker fabric. Finally join the rows and the nine patch block is finished. This makes a 9 1/2" block.
I have added borders and appliqued on the squares using Bondaweb, Brodered Perse technique and machined them in place with monafilment thread. I then made the block into a cushion.
If you would like to experiment with the fabrics I used in the above cushion you can purchase 6 Long Quarters for £13.00 plus p.p. £1.50.
LOG CABIN (14” BLOCK)
Material requirements for one block:
Fabric A. centre square 4 ½” square
Fabric B. (F1) 1 ½” strip
Fabric C. (1) 1 ½” strip
Fabric D. (1) 2” strip
Fabric E. (1) 2” strip
Fabric F. (1) 1 ¼” strip
Fabric G. (1) 1 ¼” strip
Fabric H (2) 2” strips
Tip: stick a sample of material as above for reference
regarding sewing order .
As I have chosen a large floral print for the centre square use a
plastic template to position over the flower before cutting.
ASSEMBLING THE BLOCK
Starting with a 4 ½” length of your first fabric B. with right sides
together and using a scant ¼” seam sew this to the top of your centre block Fabric A. Square off if needed. PRESS SEAM TO OUTSIDE.
Add the second strip of your first l fabric B. to the right hand side
of this block ( strip about 5 ½” long) PRESS SEAM TO OUTSIDE.
Working in a clockwise direction continue to add strips the next will
be your first fabric C. strip (about 5 ½” long). PRESS SEAM TO OUTSIDE.
Add second first fabric C. strip about 6 ½” long.
You will need to add 2 strips fabric D. length of strips about 6 ½” & 8”.
Fabric E strip lengths 1 0f about 8” & 1 of about 9 ½”.Fabric F strip lengths 1 of about 9 ½” & 1 of about10 ½” . Fabric G . strip lengths 1 of about 10 ½" & 1 of about 11 ”. Fabric H. 1 of about 11”, (2) about 12 ½” & 1 about 14” for the final strip to complete the block.
* Always square off if needed & press seams to outside after sewing each strip.
* After pressing always check measurement required for next strip.
*SHOWING BELOW IS A LAP QUILT AND TWO CHAIR PILLOWS WHICH ONE OF MY BEGINNER STUDENTS MADE IN THREE DAYS. MY STUDENT MARY IS ONE WHO ALWAYS WANTS HER PROJECTS FINISHED YESTERDAY. MARY ENJOYED DOING THE LOG CABIN DESIGN, USING THE FAST PIECING METHOD, AND I THINK YOU WILL AGREE SHE DID A GREAT JOB.