Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Scrappy Trips Cushion
I'm not much of a trend follower, but when I do decide to join in I generally don't do it in a timely manner! And so it was with the Scrappy Trips Around The World. It all began several months ago when one of the blogs that I follow mentioned a craze that was sweeping Instagram - #scrappytripalong. I was intrigued so I had a look and thought it was interesting, but not being a quilter that's as far as it went.
In the meantime I had bought several cushion pads that were going cheap from IKEA, which I then left piled in a corner. About a month ago I decided it was about time I made some cushion covers for them and the scrappy-trip-along came to mind. It looked so simple and the result looked very pretty so I dived in with gusto. But I soon learned a valuable lesson about precision! Measure accurately, cut accurately and sew accurately, otherwise none of the blocks will line up. After a lot of unpicking, remeasuring and resewing, my scrappy-trip-along cushion was complete.
And so, ta-dah! I really love it. So much, that I can't bring myself to let it be used as an actual cushion, so it sits on the sofa but doesn't get leant on :)