Sunday, April 29, 2012

My new zig-zag cushion

Well, it is not even the last day of the month (here at least) and I have finished one UFO! It was even finished last night. I have made a new cushion for my sofa.

I started with this panel that I had pieced in August 2009 for a challenge on the BQL group, the aim was to work with half-square triangles only.
When I digged out this little panel, I wasn't sure how to quilt it so I tried to find some inspiration from a great book I refer to regularly Quilting Makes the Quilt by Lee Cleland. I loved the idea of a decorative stitch off-set from the seam.
I love the effect of the "zip" stitch I have used. I don't tend to use decorative stitch on my quilts, but cushions are a great base for experimenting!
Well one less UFO in my sewing room and one more cushion on my sofa.


Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your cushion looks great Celine! I don't normally use decorative stitches either but they look nice on a small project.

Fiona said...

lovely finish... the little bit of decorative stitches is a great addition.

Susan said...

I think its a great way to use those decorative stitches that normally just sit there . . waiting for us to experiment. Great looking cushion.

Celine said...

thank you!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love the decorative stitching on your pillow, great finish!

Chris H said...

WOW! Very pretty.