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.


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

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

  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

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

  10. Loving your red obsession!

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

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

  13. 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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