Friday, 9 June 2017

Stitch and Flip Cushion

Are bloggers supposed to be expert at the subjects they write about and thereby instill confidence in their readers? I think not. Sometimes it's more encouraging to realise that we're all floundering around  trying out things and not always succeeding .... which is why I thought I would show you my stitch and flip cushion.

I'm not at all sure that I like it, but I do like the idea of it which is what I would like to share with you.

It is made by the stitch and flip method in the same way as we made the zipper pouches at our April Flowerpatch Quilters meeting. There is a tutorial here. This time I have used lots of curtain and upholstery fabric off-cuts. Once the front of the cover was made I decided to embroider on some leaf shapes using the seams as the centre of the leaf. I really love Sue Spargo's  appliqued and embroidered leaves and was thinking of them at the time. 

I added a red border and made up the cushion by my usual simple method ( there is a link to my printer friendly pdf file here ), using thick curtain fabric for the back.

So there we have it and  I'm sure it will get a lot of use and I will learn to love it........ in fact it's growing on me already!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts "Finish it up Friday"

Keep smiling - Anita x

1 comment:

  1. I like it. It has a funky, gypsy feel. Maybe not what you where going for, but it is unique and therefore - wonderful!!