Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas cushion

Only 13 sleeps to Christmas morning! and I've been to one of my grand children's school nativity plays - where Mary cried half way through her speech, one of the angels had stage fright before she was due to go on, but the cows managed to stay on their bench - so all in all a great result!
Almost time to finish the last of the Christmas presents - but here is a simple but fun cushion - which you can make as simple or complex as you like.

I used with a selection of pre-fused Christmas fabrics I cut 21 of the smallest circle and then arranged them in a tree shape - you could use a bigger circle and cut more or less circles to make your tree, which you could use to decorate table mats, place mats, aprons, bags - the list is almost endless!!!
 I cut a 2 1/2" square for the pot using
You will need 2 pieces of white fabric for the cushion cover, one piece of muslin and one piece of wadding - all measuring 16 1/2" square.
Now for a very quick  make you could just fuse the tree in place, or if time allows you could stitch the around the circles and quilt the background.
I stitched around the circles with matching thread, and then Nicky from Cotton Patch quickly quilted the background using the Sweet 16 quilting machine - now that is something I would love to find under the Christmas tree this year!!!!
As for the quick quilt - it is finished - but you'll have to wait until next year to see it
That's all for this week - - I'll let you know when and where.

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