Thursday, 21 February 2013

Brand New To Patchwork

Its been a while, and was going to wait until, I had finished this project, however...  I haven't finished, but I thought I would show you my efforts so far.

This is my first attempt at some patchwork quilting. I have been reasonably interested in patchwork for a while, and decided a Cushion Cover would be easy to start with.

I found some co-ordinating fabrics deciding red should be the theme throughout, and checked some blogs for inspiration. This one told me what I wanted to know! The striping method appealed to me. An another blog I read told me about sewing them all together in to a tube, cutting across the seams and then unpicking the seams to make the squares come out in a different order, but I can't find the blog I'm referring to! I'm sure the patchworkers/quilters amongst you will know what I mean!

I'm quite pleased with the outcome, it was a pleasant Sunday afternoon spent cutting and sewing.  I will be finishing this project soon! Watch this space!

Sarah xx


  1. ah, that's the technique everyone's been using to make Scrappy Trip Around the Worlds. You know, I never understood written explanations of that technique until I just read yours!

    The patchwork is looking lovely, well done on challenging yourself.

  2. Great choice of materials. It will look great once finished and I am looking forward to seeing it :)

  3. I love the fabric you've chosen, they work beautifully together :) what a cute cushion! x

  4. Like the combination of fabrics you have chosen. Looks like you have made a great start, can't wait to see the finished article :)

  5. Love the colours of the fabric. You've done a great job so far with the patchworking. Can't wait to see what it's like when it's finished.

  6. Lovely colours and I really like the stripes as something a bit different. Not sure I have the patience for patchwork so really admire those that do. x