Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Finished Feather Cushion Cover

I'm back! I hadn't realized that I took a month off from blogging. I did finish quite a bit over the last month, I just haven't been blogging about it.

I have another finish from the Q1 FAL finish to share, my finished feather bed cushion cover:

I made these feathers using the AMH Feather Bed Tutorial. I made a few extra blocks when making bee blocks for Stephanie at Late Night Quilter. In hindsight, I wish I'd left a smaller gap between the feathers. The cushion is quite full, so the feathers don't really look centered. I quilted lines around the feathers around 1/4 inch apart. 

For the back, I used some fabric I'd won from Helen @ Till We Quilt Again. It was actually the first giveaway I'd ever won, and I have had a hard time deciding what to do with the fabric. It's quite large scale, so I couldn't find a way to incorporate it into blocks. I love the colors though, and I thought the backing really popped--It also looks great on my orange sofa :)

I still have a couple more cushion covers I want to make, or redo, so I'm waiting for inspiration to strike. I also told my husband he could make one. I took him to the Broward Quilt Expo a couple of weeks ago, and now he wants to learn how to quilt! I don't know how long that will last, I suggested a cushion cover first, so he doesn't lose interest. I'll be sure to share the results ;)

Linking with the Quarter 1 of the 2015 Finish A-long, I think this is #5 from my list. I actually have 6 done now, so I need to get writing!