blog archives
just arrived
Save
40
Janome Sewist 725S

Save
50
Janome Sewist 740DC

sale
Janome Sewist 780DC

new
Stof - bamboo - terry towelling - black

new
Stof - bamboo - terry towelling - light grey

new
Stof - bamboo - terry towelling - pale beige

Paper Pieced Heart Cushions

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

 

Paper piecing divides opinion here at Brighton Sewing Centre.  Some of us are fans, others frown at the thought of the technique.  Our samples whizz, Melinda, is one of the former and loves playing around with paper piecing (if you pop in, ask her about her stitched pigeons!).  

We wanted to make something with a Valentines Day theme, that was an alternative to traditional cutesy hearts.

 

A few weeks ago we were talking about making a jewel block, and Nicole mentioned a block she had seen on Pinterest.  The Gemology block is designed by Sarah Rose Quilts, and available to buy on Etsy as a downloadable pattern for £2.02.  The templates it comes with are for 6in and 8in finished blocks.  However, we wanted to turn our jewel into a heart, so Melinda worked her magic and adapted the pattern.  

 

Firstly the top was re-drafted so the jewel became a heart.  Then the whole block was resized so it would fit an 18in square cushion pad.

 

The cushions are made from Kona Cottons in a cold and warm colour way, and the background is Charcoal.  

 

Happy Valentines x