Sunshine versus sewing!

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well Smile.

I woke up to glorious sunshine and birdsong today and thought long and hard about whether I should be spending time in the sewing room. However, my new fabric has now arrived and I couldn’t resist the temptation to play.

Here’s what I made.


The front is quilted in a very plain and simple pattern to complement the chevron fabric design.


The Mean Green Sewing Machine coped easily with the quilt sandwich. In fact I was having such fun quilting, I also went along the other side of the white chevrons.


The back, which is not quilted, has an envelope closure with a good overlap.


I like my cushion covers to have a bit of substance so this one is fully lined.


I can certainly feel a few more new cushions coming on and there might even be a pattern on the horizon Smile.

I hope you have enjoyed the weekend. Maybe you have had sunshine too. I hope so!

Avis x

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  1. claire93

     /  September 22, 2013

    very “sharp” – love it ^^

  2. Great fabric. 🙂

  3. Very nice pattern and project, Avis x! Blessings, Mtetar

  4. That’s quite summery looking Avis, like it. The sunshine won here with a trip to the sculpture park as requested by Big J and we had a lovely time.

  5. Great project, love your new site design too!

  6. How do you close your cushions? I’m guessing the mean green machine is too old to have an invisible zipper foot. I’m looking to make some cushions too (big patchwork star on one side, plain on the other is what I’m thinking.) I’m still pondering the best closing mechanism.

    • I don’t close them with any fastener. The back has a very large overlap. I think it is called an envelope closure. This machine can do any kind of zipper with a zipper foot. It also has feet for piping, blind hemming and cord couching plus all sorts of other specialities from the 50’s. One day I’ll get around to trying them all 🙂

  7. I love the fact that you quilted the fabric, it give the cover a touch of class.

    • Sometimes it’s the simple things that look the best 🙂 I used thin wadding in the sandwich so it feels luxurious and it has added a bit of extra weight too.

  8. witchylin

     /  September 23, 2013

    The cushion looks fabulous Avis. Very cheerful and bright. I make my cushions with an envelope closure too. However i have never quilting the front of one, only appliqued on it. Must try it out soon. Another top design to add to your collection.

    • I’ll let you see it soon 🙂 The first one I did this way was a kit so I’ve continued to quilt cushion fronts. It’s actually a nice small project to do with a bit of everything.

  9. I love your cushion, Avis. I wondered how to quilt chevrons and I really like what you have done. Thanks for teaching me something new today. Cheers Linny 🙂

  10. Lovely Chevrons – love the KISS principle – makes the fabric the STAR

  11. Love it! I can’t get enough of Chevron fabric! I’ve been seeing lots of pillow blog posts lately and it’s something I definitely need to tackle as a future project.

  12. Jen

     /  September 24, 2013

    Love the fabric you picked and the quilting really complimented it. Thanks for sharing.


I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

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