Tuesday 8 July 2014

sailing away...

guess what? i made another cushion! they're just so 'quick' and fun to make in the middle of big quilt-y projects! when i saw jessies amazing quilt i knew i had to make the block, but i didn't want to make a big quilt, so a cushion was the obvious answer.

i went to my fabric closet and pulled all the navy fabrics i had, it such a good colour, it might even be replacing my favourite aqua colour! i paired them with a small blue pin-dot on white, which was actually surprisingly hard to find, i think it just adds to the cuteness factor.

the block is mostly made up of HST's (half square triangles) and i found that i don't totally hate trimming them, dare i say i found it quite enjoyable while *singing* loudly along with frozen! the four blocks themselves didn't quite make my cushion cover big enough, so i added borders in the most prettiest heather bailey check/plaid-type fabric (along with navy, plaid is quickly becoming a favourite)

*i love sunspots* a bit of loop quilting (to look like waves) and a linen envelope back and ta-dah! it's finished! i have to say i'm soo happy with it!!

this cushion is for sale and listed in my etsy shop
you can find the cushion cover here

linking up with fabric tuesday at quilt story

rachael x


  1. I love these blocks...And what a beautiful cushion you made...Very nice!

  2. Love those little sail boats! They are always on my bucket list!! Jxo

  3. Adorbs! This is so refreshing . Why don't I ever think of making a cushion?!

  4. Rachael it's AMAZING! I just love it, so pleased you jumped in on the nautical fun ;-) Now I must get my butt in gear and finish mine, agh I wish the quilting fairies would do the quilting part for me! xo

  5. I've just been for a short meander around your blog and so far I love all that you've made. The sail boat cushions are lovely, I've used the pattern myself for a buggy quilt and really enjoyed it.
    I've only managed a short visit today, but I will be back as it's nice to see other UK based quilters.
    Bye for now,

  6. Looks gorgeous. I know someone who'd love something like that - on the Christmas list now!