These are weekends with lots of stitching, great food and company. The bach has a rather worn quilt on the couch and we decided that it couldn't really be repaired so we created a new one. The finished quilt ...
Based on 7 1/2" log cabin blocks with the same reddish centre square, bound in red (unfortunately the photo misses this). As I missed the weekend when the top was sewn together, I sewed my blocks into cushion covers.
To create the cushion cover, I first quilted the top, batting and backing.
To mark the circles for quilting traced around a plate with a chalk marker. Following the lines (but not completing the circle) free motion quilted in a spiral towards the centre, then restarted from the outside to increase the size of the circle/spiral. Finally filling in the spacing between the circles.
Before attaching the binding I used two overlapping pieces for the back of the cushion cover - I avoid zips!! As long as there is enough overlap the cushion inners fit quite well. Then add binding as usual.
|overlapped backs pinned to quilted top|
|separate piece for the back|
The finished cushions showing the overlapped back opening. The quilt and cushions are now with their owner, hopefully later in the year we'll have a visit to the bach and be able to enjoy our creativity.