Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Courthouse Steps

Emma has advised me that the quilting is a variation of log cabin called Court house Steps. All the fabric strips were 1 1/2 inch width and I would sew them either side of the block and cut their length as I went along. 1/4 inch seams.

I am actually a little stuck as to how to convert this to a cushion without losing my width on the very outer border. I have a feeling I should have cut 2 inch (or more) strips for that final border.

As promised, I am including a picture of the pendant I am making while following the annekata tutorial:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Log Cabin cushion

I choose the following fabrics..

And starting making a cushion top for a cushion for my daughter (or me if she doesn't want it!!). This is only half way through.. I've done even more strips!

Apologies to my quilter friends - I don't think this is a log cabin design but I do not know what else to call it..

Inspiration and sewing

My inspiration of late has included this piccie:

First Birthday Inspiration Board
I am seriously thinking about those gorgeous little rainbow cupcakes for DD's 5th birthday which is coming up very, very fast! Jesyka also has a fantastic idea for making the party bags which I'd love to try as well.

I have started to put together a cushion for DD. Its not log cabin but very similar.. the name eludes me right now. It was lots of fun to throw all the colours together and although it was slow going, I really enjoyed it. I will rummage for a photo..

I absolutely love this pendant that vlijtig has made and have followed annekata's tutorial to make one of my own.