Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brit Sewing Thursday - New York Beauty

Just Sew Sue

The last Thursday of April. Where did the month go? I've had a fairly productive month as I've stayed at home to encourage my eldest to study and I've had a nasty cough for a month too. I won't say it has gone as I did that yesterday and promptly had a coughing fit.

Much to Jane's disgust I have finished my New York beauty cushion. This was a Craftsy pattern and a bargain at $3. If you haven't yet discovered Craftsy, I have an affiliate link in my side bar if you'd like to sign up. Do try some of the many free classes too.

I love this cute Buddha ant. I don't know who gave me this fabric. I always love other people scraps, they are so much more interesting than my own scraps. The franked background fabric is from The Running Chicken which I bought at Knit & Stitch last month.
 I quilted from point to point in the middle circles which joined up to make a star. I didn't have a long enough ruler for my long arm so I quilted it on my Bernina with Aurifil thread. I need to add a long arm straight ruler to my shopping list.

I am really pleased with the back of the cushion which was made up from bits from my black scrap bag. I tipped the bag onto the table and pieced bits together, chopping and straightening as I went along. Strange though how the scrap bag seems to be as full as when I started. I then quilted the back in straight lines spaced 1/2" apart with a few random smaller spaced lines. Then I bound it with another black fat quarter from my stash.

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Cheryll said...

It's a "beauty" Sue.
Well done... :)

Jo Jo said...

It's a very beautiful cushion, Sue! Fingers crossed our coughs go soon!

the running hare said...

Wonderful cushion Sue and I like the back as well!

Jane said...

Well at least you iorned out the problems before I have a go!! :)

Celine said...

I love love love your cushion, well done!

QuiltCandy said...

A super cushion and I love the ant too, so funny!