Friday, 14 February 2014

New Cushion and New Block

Quilted Cushion
The Suffolk Puffs are made with a commercial tool, a large plastic disc with holes that you stitch through evenly spaced around the edge, which gives a nice uniformity to the finished puffs. (Yo-Yo maker by Clover). I appliqued them onto the cushion and then decided to quilt it - it would have been much quicker to do it the other way around...

New Block
The block is foundation pieced in the curved quadrants and it is advisable to take the paper out before trying to add the centre and outer pieces. Ask me how I know!! Also it helps with the construction if the fabrics are similar weights: the white is a beautiful tightly woven cotton poplin and the patchwork cotton a much more loose weave. Poplin is the type of weave we used to have school shirts made of as it is so hard wearing, and it is often the base fabric that Batiks are made with. This was only £6 metre from Val Hope at House of Pasha in Norwich.
I should try another block using batik in the wheel.

The block is designed by Lynne Goldsworthy for the new "Love Patchwork and Quilting" magazine. it is designed as a block of the month and the second magazine is out now. Lynne writes the blog Lily's Quilts and makes beautiful modern style quilts.

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Thank you. Heather