Friday, August 20, 2010

Just Dreamy House Cushion

Inspired by the absolutely adorable Red and Aqua House blocks made for Kerri's Gnome village quilt ({Bee} Imaginative), such as this one, this one and this one! And unable to resist String Piecing anymore, I drew this...

which turned into this...

I did change a few things such as the door and the owl in the window because the owl didn't match the fabrics at all, but I really like how it turned out!

It was a bit of a sampler cushion as I experimented with lots of new things:
~ It is my first go at String Piecing (the roof)
~ The first cushion that I have sewn on my machine
~ My first attempt at raw edge machine applique
~ My first attempt at Straight Line Quilting

~ And...My first go at Hand Quilting!

Phew! I should make cushions more often.

As we are on the topic of firsts, maybe I should write my first tutorial for this cushion?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and if you are in Melbourne hope you stay warm as it is supposed to be a very cold weekend!

Miranda & Charlie

EDIT: It is Fabric Tuesday  today (8/9/10) at Quiltstory so head on over and check out all the wonderful fabric creations!

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. I can't believe that is some many firsts, it looks amazing. Well Done

  2. Miranda, it's lovely! Well done on tackling so many firsts. Did you enjoy the hand quilting? Well done!

  3. Thankyou! I was terrified by the thought of handquilting but I have realised that it is not quite as scary as I thought. I really enjoyed it and I love the look of hand quilting. I am hoping to use it on my Just Dreaming Summer quilt!

  4. Heh sugar, this is very good..hand quilting is a novelty when you are young enough to do it..always looks sew much better...I still hand quilt...great project..
    blessings madame samm

  5. Your house block turned out darling! I may have to use it as inspiration for this month :)

    Thanks for linking up! We'll see you next week :)

  6. Lovely finish, congrats.Hugs from France.

  7. Oh definitely write a tutorial!! I haven't tried string piecing yet, and I love the string roof.


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