Well, after much procrastination I gave myself a stern talking to, dug out the darning foot and yes, I got it finished!
First I brought out the big guns. Aren’t you jealous of these babies?! OK, maybe not, but they do the job…kind of.
I did a bit of this…..
And now it looks like this……….
There are (as usual!!) some things I’m not so keen on ……..while I loved the fabrics I chose for the main cushiony bit I was not happy with the bias binding.
Usually I make my own, but this time to prevent further procrastination I opted for the ready made variety. I had used it before on a small project, but was so new to the whole quilting thing I didn’t really notice the strange texture.
This time however I found it felt almost plasticky and was difficult to stitch through, then any seam ripping (as there always is) left big holes so not the best.
Also if I had written this right after finishing I would have said I didn’t like the FMQ too, but I have to say it’s grown on me. I don’t know if I’d include the flowers next time, but it was a nice experiment and I probably just need to practise.
I’ve got some Leah Day Tule fat quarters coming in the post so maybe I’ll have a practise on them, but how many cushions does a girl need?!