Sunday, 14 April 2013

Loving Strings!

Last week I read the over at the wonderful Stitched in Color blog all about Ziggy Strings.

Midi monster wants a herring bone quilt of scraps and this looked like fun, so I just knew I had to give it ago!

A lovely friend of mine had a wonderful birthday last week and she loves green, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to work on a smaller project using the ideas on Rachel's blog.

I needed to make my blocks smaller so I opted to cut the foundation paper at 4.5" inches:

I raided my scrap bucket and pulled all the greens. The scraps were cut into varying widths and then sewn onto the the foundation paper.

I then got to play around with the layout of the blocks!

I settled on the this design:

To quilt the design I used an all over flowers with swirls in an all over design as my friend loves gardening and flowers!

I love this cushion! The mix of green scraps is so lovely!

I wasn't able to my friends party, but I hope the cushion lives in happily in my gorgeous friends home!

Now to plan midi's quilt for him!


  1. This is beautiful work, I love this and thanks for the link to the tutorial :D


    1. Great fun to do and great for scrap busting!

  2. Wow! That's gorgeous Anna! Such lovely patchwork - and what a marvellous idea for using up scraps. Hmmm ... looks like it could be quite an addictive technique - but oh so very useful :-) Lucky friend receiving such a gorgeous cushion.

    1. It was great fun to make and she loved it. It is very addictive - forgot to get this weeks teaching planned whilst I was making it... oops!