It's my birthday today! I have lovely plans, lunch with my mum and step-dad, a relaxed afternoon, a film with the kids and then a meal with my husband. Chilled out and spending time with people I love, a perfect day.

This is a little catch up on makes for Sewing Quarter from last weeks shows. Cute cushions perfect for a nursery or just for fun and a mini quilt with Liberty rose appliqué.

First is this adorable bear cushion, pattern from Sweetly Stitched Handmades by Amy Sinibaldi. The book is full of such sweet makes!

This was simple to make and I really like the way the ears are pieced into the half square triangles. Clever and cute detail. 

I embellished the cushion with ric rac and used felt for the eyes and nose. The padded face gives the bear personality and someone suggested adding a squeaker in there which I think would be brilliant! There are lot of ways you could add details to the bear and make really unique cushions.

I made a sailboat cushion, pattern from the book Lovely Little Patchwork by Kerri Horsley. The cute fish prints worked so well in this project and the red, white and blue combination is classic. Pom poms are a great way to finish off a cushion, they just add a special something!

I enjoyed stitching the bunting detail. I used a dab of glue on the fabric scraps to hold them in place and then stitched straight lines to create a drawn effect.

Using these pastel Kaffe Fassett fabrics was a lovely way to recreate my Four Patch of Charm cushion design.

And now I realise I never blogged my original finished cushion. I do remember hand quilting this one on a trip to visit my sister.

I love how the choice of fabric can make a patchwork pattern look so different!

Finally this is the Liberty Rose mini quilt, pattern from Quilt Petite by Sedef Imer. 

I rather wish I hadn't used the darker thread to outline the rose. At the time it seemed like it needed more definition but I would unpick that. Anyway it's a sweet design and I enjoyed this method of reverse appliqué, cutting the shapes out of the top fabric before stitching. It was like a maze outlining each of the shapes! The Liberty print of a rose looks so subtle and pretty peeking out.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

linking up to finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts