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Magpirate
« on: March 04, 2014 06:31:21 AM »

The stool I sit on when I sew isn't very comfy, so I made this patchwork cushion for it.



I've always thought of patchwork as kind of boring and tedious so I was a little hesitant to start this project, but it came together surprisingly quickly.  I used 2" squares of pretty much every color of fabric in my stash.



I think it went so fast because I love the colors and the pattern so much and I was super excited to see it come together.  Cheesy



During this project my sewing machine crapped out on me, so I took it apart and thoroughly cleaned and oiled it (something that hasn't happened since I've owned the thing, and I've had it about a decade) - he ran so much better after a good cleaning that it made me feel guilty for not maintaining him properly.  Sad  So everybody, go clean your machine!



I used a white flannel for the back and sides, and I decided on an octagon shape 'cause I thought it would be easier to sew in straight lines rather than trying to make a circle.



I am ridiculously proud of this thing.  It just makes me happy every time I see it.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014 06:51:32 AM »

You have the right to be proud. It is very well made, the colours are lovely, and the squares line up. Not easy!
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014 07:38:11 AM »

That looks so cheerful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014 07:40:20 AM »

That looks awesome, and I love the octagon shape!
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014 09:13:17 AM »

You have the right to be proud. It is very well made, the colours are lovely, and the squares line up. Not easy!

Thank you!  Cheesy  Yeah, I have a new respect for quilters now, getting all those fiddly squares in the right places was a pain.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014 04:44:33 PM »

It looks great and I'm sure your tush appreciates it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014 08:07:08 AM »

Super job lining up all those little squares.  Love the results.
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