Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Scrappy Finishes - Rainbow Star Cushion & Link Up

How was April for your scrap busting? Mine was not so good, but I did manage one small project this week so not a total loss.

FairyFace Designs

Going back a few years ago, I used a few rainbow charms to make this scrappy star using the diamond die on my Accuquilt Go! Baby. But I didn't really think it through and once it was made I realised doing anything with it required y seams, which I wasn't in the humour to tackle at that stage. It went in my scrap basket and remained there until the start of this year when I found it again.



I pieced the y seams the other night - not perfect, but fine for a cushion where it is going to be squished and squashed and no one will notice.

 

Then I echo quilted it using rainbow coloured thread. And hey presto, I have a lovely little cushion. This is a small little cushion - only 15" square, and I have it ear marked for my office chair which has been killing my back lately, whatever way it is set up.



I made an envelope back for it with some large leftover scraps from my Made to Measure quilt back - Ikeas nummer fabric.
 

All done and ready to bring to work tomorrow.


I'm looking forward to seeing what scrappy projects you've been working on this month - link up below!


14 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

And so we return to the twin-freakery - yesterday I requested a new office chair because mine isn't that comfy!!

Helenjean said...

looks good. we got our library made self service, so they have taken away our counters and chairs. hence the swollen ankles all week. love the cushion

margaret said...

this has worked very well, trust it helps the back too

Jacob Martin said...

such a beautiful blog i have ever seen thank you!!!

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Judith, Belfast said...

This is a lovely use of an orphan block. I realise now I need a cushion in my car! Oh the joys of getting old! Jxo

Ruth said...

I've had 5 and 6 pointed stars on the brain lately and paper pieced to avoid y seams! I really like the echo quilting in the bright colours!

Isisjem said...

Love the bright colours against the dark background

needle and nest said...

I love it! What a clever use for a UFO. :)

Sandra Walker said...

Hi Sarah! Wow, that pillow turned out just great! Y seams, like appliqué, I'm not a fan! Cynthia suggested I link up my scrap quilt adventures of the past week or so with you, so I did! I've followed you for several months, and enjoy reading what you're up to on the Emerald Isle. ;-) I've been hit by the no-reply blogger bug thanks to switching to Google+ profile so my email is ephdra "at" gmail "dot" com.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

It's really lovely Sarah!

Katy Cameron said...

Very nice! I have to admit I couldn't take a cushion into my office without totally baffling the natives (almost entirely men!)

Karen said...

Very, very nice!

Helen said...

Hey Sweetie,
I think I may have sorted it out? Just checking...
Love
Hx

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your cushion!