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Wavy quilted cushion

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I’ve had Jenny Pedigo’s Quick Curve Ruler for absolutely ages, but didn’t even take off the plastic backing paper until the weekend. I love her blog, and admire the quilts she makes with this ruler, so it was about time that this baby got an outing.

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I kept it simple and decided to make cushion covers (for a creative quilter I had NO home made items in the lounge). I have sewed curves before and I did find it very quick and easy to do these blocks. My mind is racing now with ideas how to make more cushions with this ruler. I am oficially a fan.

Then I decided on straight line quilting because I love the texture it creates.

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Then I tried binding by machine to save time…

20140428-125018.jpg mmmm… made a complete mess of it… and decided to unpick and bind by hand instead…

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Apparently Lily’s Quilts will be posting a tutorial on machine binding on Thursday. I’m hoping it will help with my clearly rubbish technique!

Can’t stop stroking my new cushion now!

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This is what progress looks like!

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I’ve made a few more luggage tags. If there’s interest at the Fat Quarterly Retreat I might sell them. If not, they will be gifts.

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I have to say I’m not sure I’d make these again. They’re very time consuming and fiddly, but they’re really pretty.

I have also made progress in my Finish A Long list.

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I pieced my multi colour baby blanket.

I also quilted my daughter’s quilt and started binding.

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I’ve started hand basting the binding to the back now too. And with the left over binding, I’m keeping it safe on a toilet roll!

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UFOs I’m coming to get you

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Time to join my first finish-a-long I think. I have far too many UnFinished Objects around here:

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1. my potpourri quilt:
This beauty needs a new plainer backing, needs quilting, and binding. Poor thing has been waiting for a LONG time.

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2. Hello Daughter quilt.
Needs quilting, and binding

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3. My son’s play quilt which needs quilting and binding.
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4. A pillow of appliqued flowers, needs quilting and finishing into a pillow.

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5. Solid baby quilt, at the moment it’s in strips, not even a quilt top. This WILL be finished (even though the baby it was intended for has outgrown it!)

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So there’s my wishlist, or as Canadian Abroad coined it, my wishful thinking list, because despite all good intentions, I always get sidetracked with other projects!

I’m linking up with Leanne from She Can Quilt‘s Finish-A-Long 2013 Q3. Have a look who else will be facing their UFOs!

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