Monday, 27 April 2015

Triangles Cushion

Die used: Triangles, Isosceles & Right 4 1/2in H Assembled.

Happy Monday!

Following on from my last post and the cushion front made with pieced isosceles and right triangles, the next step was to quilt it.

Being a newbie to free motion quilting this seemed like the ideal opportunity to get some more FMQ practice in and try quilting some loops. After unpicking the first few goes I soon found a good rhythm and it wasn't long before it was covered in loops. Next it was squared and trimmed, an envelope back was added and it was all done.

Cutting with a Big Shot saves so much time when cutting lots of pieces for a quilt but it's also really handy for smaller projects too. As well as practising FMQ whenever possible, I want to do some experimenting with colour and print to work on my understanding of how different fabrics work together to create depth and cushions are the perfect quick-make for this. Being able to choose a die, chop the fabric quickly and precisely and get straight to focussing on the aspects I want to work on is really helpful.

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