I don't make many cushions really. We aren't really cushion people so they end up shoved down the back of the sofa, or my eldest rests her dinner on it - horror!! It's a shame as they can be pleasing makes.
This was all about a quick finish so I went for an envelope back rather than my usual zipper. It's a bit gapey, I think I like a zipper better. I was going to hand quilt it, for all of about 3 minutes, then I came to my senses and did a simple 1" diagonal grid in white (2021) Aurifil 50wt - my go to quilting and piecing thread. I marked up the grid with my Hera marker and quilted it while watching Jenny Jones win Britain's first ever Olympic medal on snow in the snowboard slope style. I hardly ever put the TV on on a Sunday daytime so was super pleased to catch this.
I was going to bind it but couldn't make a decision and decided I cba after all and so just finished it up quickly. I even made my own cushion pad after seeing the idea on Crazy Mom Quilts (*I saw this idea on a blog somewhere this week but can't remember where - if anyone knows please shout up and I will add a link* eta added now thank you!). But turns out a 20" cushion pad needs more than an entire bag of poly stuffing to make it pleasingly plump. Who knew?! A feather one is on the way.
It is backed with some precious Mama Said Sew text print (sewing guide in black). I had yards of this and my gut inclination is to hoard it but that's silly isn't it? This year as part of fabriholics anonymous I need to slash my stash. Use the prints I love, then at the end I'll destash those I don't. No hoarding. I am not a hoarder, use it and love it or lose it!
I tried to keep this in mind while letting my husband chose a backing for the playground quilt which he has claimed as his own. I did veto a couple of pieces but went ahead with roughly a yard each of leftover kona olive, Essex yarn dyed black linen, a blue Andover wickerweave (bought to make unlikely to ever happen shorts for DD1) and more of that precious sewing guide print. Don't worry folks I have more of that and the yarn dyed ... More work to be done on letting go I think! Well I can't buy anything else and a year is a long time!
Anyway back all pieced last night and ready to baste.
Except I need batting ... Considering investing in a roll. Anyone seen any great offers lately?