Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Slowly, slowly catchee monkey

I want to start by thanking everyone that commented on my miserable post on Friday! Sincerely, thank you. I've been eating chocolate ever since ;)

I've been making some progress and then a magical angel (my cousin in California) sent me this:

I don't think anything could spur me on more! I'm totally in love with it! It's pretty big but I really want to make it into a big giant cushion!! Is this a crazy idea? Would it work? Should I use light interfacing or attach it onto some medium weight fabric to make it stronger? Anyone who has made cushions, help me please!! Am I better making it a wall hanging? Having said all that I may well keep it to use on a quilt just for me!! :)

I'm linking up to Making Christmas at Rainbow Hare Quilts a little late this week but I've been making progress with my presents :)


Also linking up to WIP Wednesday because I have a few things on the go and still need some nudging!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


- An oven glove! It's not perfect but it's fun :) I'll show you tomorrow!


- Dead Simple Quilt, just needs binding so in the final stretch!
- Drunkard's Path Quilt - 2/9 blocks complete
- Do Not Compute - 11/30 blocks complete... really?!!! I've counted about 3 times, I thought I'd done far more than this. Do I get an award for taking ages to put together a quilt?! I'm totally blaming that folder that I thought was a good idea, ok it helps keep the pieces organised but out of sight, out of mind. May need to buy a see-through folder!!

No Progress:

- Secret quilt
- Quilts for nieces, although the fabric arrived!
- Baby quilt for boy (forgot this one until I looked at my list for Making Christmas, so thanks Janine!!)


Completed: 1
New: 0 (well 1 if you count the one I forgot!!)
Currently in Progress: 4


  1. I love Rosie the Quilter! I think I would be tempted to keep it up on my wall so I could see it all the time!

  2. Lucy,

    When I recently made a few cushions, what I did was spray baste the pillow tops onto a regular old piece of white flannel, I think it was actually sold as "diaper flannel" (to you that would be nappies!), so absolutely nothing special, but it gave it a bit more strength, I think, but not as much fluff as quilt batting. So I'd recommend the flannel!


  3. Rosie the Quilter is awesome. I say a wallhanging for your sewing space so she can inspire you. :)

  4. Rosie the Quilter is great! A real inspiration. Sorry I missed your miserable post - I hope you're feeling better. I loved your lone pine tree :)

  5. Lucky you I love your Rosie the Quilter. Just have some more chocolate it will make everything better

  6. Where did she get the fabric?!? I would love to get my hands on some.

  7. What a great piece of fabric - so funny :)

  8. OMG I LOVE that fabric! YUM!!! You know, I signed up to get your posts emailed to me and they haven't come through. What gives Blogger...what gives? Lucy, they are trying to keep us apart!

  9. Yum,chocolate ;) Love Rosie the quilter,a wall hanging would be awesome,but than sew would a pillow! Have fun with it.

  10. Oh I think you should make a cushion. I think that is a great idea. I really do like your carnation quilting - I think it would look good in the right place of a quilt.

  11. I can't wait to see what you make with the panel!!