Monday 3 December 2012

Typewriter cushion

I was in a cushion making mood this weekend.  Last weekend, I came into possession of some Melody Miller typewriter fabric.  Basically, Lyndy from Stitchbird started following me everywhere - one quilt guild meeting, fabric-a-brac, another quilt guild meeting - until I was forced to buy some of her lovely fabric.

linen text

I really want to make the most of this fabric, so fussy cut one of the typewriters to be the feature of this cushion.  I then surrounded it with a black texty fabric (a Spotlight find - what is the world coming to!) and then Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Flax.  I have the perfect teal fabric which I will use to bind the cushion once it's sewn up.

linen text

I'm a bit stuck on how to quilt it though.  My preference is for the quilting thread to blend in, so I will probably have to use something different on each section.  In the meantime, I am off to watch Angela Walters' Craftsy class on free-motion quilting to see if that provides some inspiration...

How do you think I should quilt this cushion?  I would love suggestions!

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Tina said...

Lovely! I'm coveting some of those typewriters!

Kirsten said...

This looks fabulous with the text print - I need to go back to my local Spotlight to see if they have that one there!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Oh I love it! I would be tempted to do straight lines I think - maybe leaving the typewriter un-quilted? FMQ could look great too though. Not very helpful, am I?

Suz J said...

Simple, modern piecing just seems to go with straight line quilting - like peas and corn. I'd probably go through the typewriter too - otherwise you'd get a puffy bit (which is not good). I got a nice black on white text from Spotlight (with a newspaper sort of setting) - but I didn't see a black with white print... might just have to have another look.