I’ve been in neutral for what feels like a long time now but am slowly getting back into gear – first gear still, but moving up to second… I’m sure eventually I’ll be back to normal, or at least whatever passes for normal with me :)
I came across a round cushion I’d made ages ago from left-over bits of fabric that never really worked: the diameter was completely off, it was too small and, once stuffed, it was like a rugby ball. I still like the colours so decided to unpick the whole thing and figure out a way to make it bigger. I wanted to somehow drop it into a bigger piece of fabric but without having to applique the edges. I gave it some thought and also checked on the internet to make sure I was heading in the right direction: this tutorial by Angela Pingel helped a lot. It’ll now become a cushion about 45cm square, a goodly size. The background fabric isn’t technically a scrap but I’m sure the patchwork pie will count as “scraphappy”!
I’ve been inspired to write this by Kate, who provides links to other ScrapHappy bloggers at Tall Tales from Chiconia on the fifteenth of every month. It’s a marvellous nudge to creativity to see what other people do with their imaginations and sewing skills.
So pretty Jill. You are a mathematical genius! The tutorial you mentioned boggled my brain. Looking forward to seeing you on Monday. xxx
It most certainly does count as scrappy, and it’s beautiful :-) What a lovely big cushion it’s going to make…. I might have to steal the idea!
I love the way there is almost an opitical illusion and it spins.Super cushion. x
I have trouble sewing with curves, so I think that this piece is very nice! And the rich colors!
Thanks, Joanne, but don’t look too closely…I’m not that good with curves either …. ;)
Nice to see you back; have had you on my mind. Lovely cushion and I’ll check out the tutorial next week sometime. Hug
Thank you, and thank you for your lovely email <3
Looking forward to hearing about your travel adventures … :)