I have spent the whole weekend making this cushion: and it was totally worth it
Just before Christmas I bought some of Karen's
scrap packs and in keeping with Sarah's
ethos of using up our scraps and me needing a new cushion for my bed, I set off.
I knew HSTs would be the way to go to show off these fabrics and decided to go with Lynne's
Lynne bob square pants. That block is 12" and I needed 26" so I knew I would be adding fabrics. I also knew I couldn't just do quick HSTs and chain piece them as I needed certain layouts - that took a long time to sort out....
This morning I tried lots of options for the rest of the cushion
And eventually settled with the light and dark grey. Then I decided to keep the block square but set the light grey on point, but this then made my cushion bigger than it needed to be, so I had to trim, leaving a gap in my triangle
Which gave this circular optical illusion, which I thought was just the way it was draping
But no - it looks just the same now and I couldn't have done that even if I had tried!! It's fabulous
I finished off with lots of straight line quilting
Whoop! I love it AND I have managed to use up more scraps !