Thursday, 28 October 2010

I started working on some blocks that I was planning to use with the Orla Car patch I began the other day. I began by sewing together long rows of fabric, but I wasn't overly keen on how it was working out so I cut them into these strips.

I'm liking them alot better like this and have a few ideas buzzing around as to how I now want to use them. But, uncharacteristically, I am going to leave them on the side for a few days and be sure of what I want to do with them. I have about 5 ideas all at once for them and have a feeling they may become a theme for new work...watch this space.

In the meantime I had to get back on track with the Car Cushion. I decided to continue on the Log Cabin style that I'd started, with an added sashiko stitching around.

I have backed it in linen with an envelope opening, in a style that I normally use for my cushion covers. I like this style. Is it because I'm too lazy to do zips? Or simply that I like them this way? I like to think it's the latter...

There are going to be a fair few of these, but if you want to grab this first one, it's right here...

7 comments:

Amy said...

Love it - I keep meaning to get around to patchworking...one of these days. I love that print. Would be perfect for a little boys room.

Jo said...

Everyone loves envelope style, and OF COURSE it's because it looks better. Nothing to do with speed...

Can't wait to see the new project, those colour are lovely!

Farnell doodles said...

loving your work

Kylie said...

Loving those little strips, Karen, and your car cushion is just fantastic! You're really powering on the quilting front :) Kx

Nicky said...

Just wanted to say HI!
Only just found your blog and I love it!!! Such inspiration and loveliness. Thanks for brightening my day!
Nicky (Sheffield) x

frogs+sprogs said...

Oh they are lovely!!

Yelle Belle said...

such a cute cushion! so bright & lovely..cant wait to see your next one :)