Monday, 7 April 2014

My first square!

First of all, well done to the lads in the Davis Cup. Yes, you might not have made it through to the semi-finals but you did break a very old record to get to the quarter-finals. You both seemed very tired yesterday and playing on clay is not easy, especially when playing opponents you grew up with it. Had this round been in our country, methinks the outcome would have been very different!


I have at last, made my first square of quilting - only the top part mind you, as I hope to use it as a cushion cover.

Here are the nine 6" squares, joined together in 3 strips with their seams neatly pressed flat:
Then the 3 strips sewn together:
This square was then cut in half in both directions:
Before been turned to a pattern I liked and sewn together and there you have it, my first disappearing nine patch!
Now all I need to do, is make a plain back, sew them together and put the cushion inside!

Oops! Just double checked it against the cushion pad and I seem to be short by a few inches. I promise you, I did measure several times but there you go. I could add extra strips all around the outside to make a border. That would make it fit but I have decided to do another one of these, use half of it to attach to this square, thereby forming an oblong.

I use a memory foam pillow for my back when sitting on the couch, so forming an oblong would mean I could make a new pillowcase for it! That way, it would blend in with all the other cushion covers, when I get them made:)

9 comments:

  1. Love it. Keep in playing and having fun.

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    1. Thank you. One lesson I have learnt so far is that each piece of cotton has a slightly different stretch value!

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  2. Well done, a lovely colour combination

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    1. Thank you. Other than being a little too small, I am busy adapting it.

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  3. I keep meaning to start on a quilt,but never get around to it. You have done an amazing first job x

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    1. Thank you. Still trying to make it larger to fit my pillow. I think a quilt might take me several years but I do intend to make one.

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  4. Those fabrics work so well together!

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    1. Thank you. I did have to trawl the charity shops to get enough material in the colours I wanted for this and future projects.

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  5. That is lovely.. great colour combination. :o)

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