Monday, 31 March 2014

FAL Cushion #1

It's become a bit of a tradition for me to make cushions for my nieces and nephews (and its on my FAL list too), so when I got the phone call the other week, I went straight to the scrap pile to pull fabric.

I've been trying to be realistic about my aims,  so I decided to make the cushion out of economy blocks rather than adding an economy block quilt to my list of quilts-that'll-never-get-made.

As I was using scraps, I went with a paper pieced pattern so that I could use smaller pieces, especially as I wanted to add some pieces from her older cousin's first birthday quilt.  With quite a neat zip insertion (for me!) and a slightly dodgy bit of personalisation, this was ready for delivery before the little lady was two weeks old.

I might even get the second cushion completed by the Q1 deadline, as we've just got the phone call to say that our extended family has been extended even further!

Finish Along 2014


  1. Two birds with one stone is always satisfying and a lovely cushion to boot, even better :)

  2. What a lovely cushion Sarah, and like you, I just adore the economy blocks but will never have the time to make a whole quilt of them! Loving the zip insertion, it looks fab and I am sure the cushion will be loved :-))


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