I have been trying to get some of the panels of my weekender bag quilted all ready for the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild meeting next week. As a group we are going to make these bags together but I want to be able to walk away after the meeting with it nearly completed so I need to get these panels completed this week. It seems to be taking ages to do and it tedious doing the QAYG. I am nearly half way through so I just need to push on with this one.
|Quilted panels for the Amy Butler Weekender Bag|
I have also been having fun making some small cushions. We have had a pair of little cushions for over 15yrs but they don't really look good in our present home. I have been meaning to make them new covers for ages but it has never happened.
|Old cushion cover looking out of place on the sofa|
Last week I broke into a little mini charm pack of 'marmalade' and got started. After making one cushion I realised that it needed a matching one so I cut up some 2 1/2" squares in similar colours and made a second one.
They look much better nestled with my 'Ruby' cushions.
There was also a secondary purpose to making these little cushions as I made piping for the edging. I have never done this before and it was super easy. This is something I have to do on the weekender bag so I am glad to have had a practise run at it.
Have a good weekend and I hope the sun is shining with you.