Tuesday 27 November 2012

Rumba II

Recently a customer bought my 'Rumba' cushion I made of Malka Dubrawsky's collection 'A stitch in colour'. A few weeks later I got a mail asking if I could make another just like this. After a little chat we decided that I would use the same fabric but a different patchwork pattern to add some interest to the couch on which the cushion will be sitting (and for me the maker !).

So last Saturday I made Rumba II.

I have had it in my mind to make a string quilt for quite some time and thought this was a good opportunity to try it out on a smaller scale.... it is a lot (LOT) of work if you want the strips to be exact like above but I do love it. I paper pieced the four quaters and drew strips varying in lenght between 3/4 and 1 1/4". Still I need to rethink the quilt idea a bit.... maybe go for improv strips which would be a breeze...

The back is again an Echino print, in fact the same pattern as the original cushion had but his time on a turquoise background. Both cushions should sit lovely together on the sofa. I had to add a little solids strip to the bottom as the cushion is slightly larger than a fat quarter (21") and I chose it in the same turquoise as the some of the leaves in the print.

I quilted in circular lines in 50w Aurifill as I wanted the quilting to basically disappear as the prints themselves are interesting enough and I thought a third dimension in addition to the bright fabrics and patchwork design might be a bit to much.

I am happy, let's hope my customer is too !


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