I looked at my sewing space today and my eyes landed on yet more HSTs that were a bi-product from projects long since finished. Today I tackled more of the Denyse Schmidt HSTs leftover from the Fruit Loops quilt I made for my niece.
Still on yesterday's no pinning kick I made quick work of sewing them together in a replica of a cushion I made from this same HST glut before the summer holidays.
I am finding my ability to get points to match is about equal without pins as it was with pins - in other words some thrill my heart and others I glare at in outrage. This doesn't mean that there aren't times when pins are essential in my sewing but it does prove to me that I may not have to use them as much as I have previously, and it is mind boggling how much time is saved when you don't bother.
I started this project about 11:30am and it was finished by 2pm. This is great for me as I can usually make a project drag out for days, if not weeks, months, and occasionally years.
This cushion will be a house warming gift for a friend of mine on the Isle of Wight. I backed it with some pink corduroy I had leftover from the recent LPQ quilt. As per usual, I whack the zipper in as a colour 'feature' rather than trying to hide it. I like the bold bit of colour slashing across the back. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I've an idea of what I want to tackle tomorrow. I am a little behind in the gift making department. And the bee block making too. Let's see how much time the world allows me to belly up to my machine and just get on with it.
my list of "not done's" grows daily, but I can't loose sleep over it. "One Day" keeps falling from my lips. I do love your HST cushion and the zip "contrasts " perfectly!ReplyDelete
*peers at the points as requested* *finds nothing outrageous* *looks again to be sure* *confirms there are no positive sightings of outrageous points*ReplyDelete
I love it!
Your friend will love this pretty!ReplyDelete
Time for you to get those geese made!ReplyDelete
Those fabrics are divine! Gorgeous cushion gift! JxoReplyDelete
I'm with Helen! Put my specs on and everything. *g* I love this pattern, it's such a refreshing look for hsts.ReplyDelete
Phew! I am getting tired reading how productive you've been! Gorgeous use of those stray HST!ReplyDelete
Another fab finish! I'm saying nuffink about belated bee blocks though *ahem*ReplyDelete
Beautiful, I love the way you have combined these HSTs.ReplyDelete
I am sure Archie is, once again, correct. You are the Princess of Perfect Points!ReplyDelete
I like your zip like that :) BTW I have a glut of HSTs I can't bear to deal with, mostly because of trimming (though since abandoning that part I feel much happier) which you are more than welcome to sew together in case you run out ;)ReplyDelete
Are there more HST on your table? If you run out I might sent you mine :D Keep going! I try my best today as I was cutting yesterday and hope to make the tutorial as well!ReplyDelete
I find starching helps immensely if i go pinless. I also try to remember that a non quilter doesn't see the less than perfect points. Beautiful job!ReplyDelete
It's gorgeous Susan, such a lovely present to give! I love a quick project, just wish I was capable of doing one too (I'm in the dragging it out camp!)ReplyDelete
What a lovely idea! I have a stack of HST that I need to make into something small. This could fit the bill! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Fab cushion! Really like it :-)ReplyDelete
Yep- I’m with you. I only pin when I absolutely have to and the time not pinning saves is mind boggling. Basically I’m happy to skip any step I can in the race to finish something.ReplyDelete
Love that cushion cover and Im darn mighty impressed by the time frame for completion. Were you fuelled by caffeine or chocolate or something?
all that point matching and it only took 4 hours? And presumably you stopped to breathe?ReplyDelete
I seldom use pins either. Rather, I trust my hands to feel the seams snuggling together.ReplyDelete
You are so productive lately and I am in awe of your ability to juggle a well-balanced family with Sewing and BloggingReplyDelete
Love this design. My pin use depends on how I am feeling on the day. sometimes points don't match no matter what I do anyway.ReplyDelete
Great job. All my extras are tiny :)ReplyDelete
I love the way the HSTs become diamonds. so nice. I don't use pins but I probably should. Things would probably line up better if I did.ReplyDelete
I adore this cushion! Looks perfect to me!ReplyDelete