Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The red trio

of scrappy 9-patch blocks have finally become

 quilt-y cushions!  Three cheers for having lots of red scraps in my stash to make this happen. hee hee
The patchwork part was easy, but when it came time to finish them, I just couldn't decide whether to add self-made piping or binding.  Discovering that I had only enough cord to make piping for two out of the three cushions... the final decision was made for me! lol ... Obviously, I choose to simply bind them - each one is bound in a different fabric (which is hard to see from my photos, unless you click on them to enlarge).
 The 9 patch blocks were arranged the same on two cushions fronts for some continuity, then differently on this one:
 but since I used scraps to make the blocks, each  is different from any of the others.  I think that's what I love most about quilting with scraps.  Endless variety and opportunity to experiment. :o)
 Lined up on the love seat, all those reds make me smile!  I just can't seem to get enough of this colour.
Which is becoming obvious... these cushions are only the latest make in my "red fest".  Adding it all up;  I now have one, two, three red runners, a set of 5 red scrappy placemats and I recovered my kitchen chairs in red scrappy patchwork.  You would think that it would be enough red around my house, but looking at these new cushions has me thinking a nice red scrappy quilt to match will be added to the "must sew" list. ;o)

I'm joining in on the fun and entering my cushions in Celebrate Color over at Stitched in Color and...


Celebrate Color

I'm linking up to Finish it up Friday, Week 2 over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

14 comments:

  1. WOW... I love these... the colours are amazing together!

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  2. Those pillows are gorgeous. They add a wonderful pop of colour to the loveseat. Hmmm... after I get the Christmas sewing done, I think I may need to make patchwork pillows a winter project.

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  3. I agree. A nice red scrappy quilt would be perfect. The pillows are great. I can't have pillows on my couch because they quickly become dog toys, or dog pillows.

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  4. Woooooooohoooooooo finally, the red reveal!! ;)

    They're all gorgeous - they work perfectly together :) I think a red throw casually (but artfully, of course!) tossed over that loveseat would look fabulous!

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  5. Great job on the cushions! They look awesome.

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  6. Great job Katherine, love the variatios in the cushions and what’s not to love about red scrappyness!

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  7. Marvellous job you have made of those cushions! Now you need the red lapquilt to go with!

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  8. You can never have too much red in your life - it is the most cheering colour! And I love your cushions - they look great on the sofa.

    Pomona x

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  9. They look fantastic. You can't beat red can you! You must have SO many red scraps!

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  10. The red cushions look brilliant against the white sofa!

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  11. They look fantastic! Great job, and now you have me wanting to do something in red... lol

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  12. mmmmmmmm. i love me some scrappy pillows! these are wonderful! i love your decision making process in regards to the binding. :) that's the way i work, too.

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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