I enjoyed a lovely Mothers Day and was very excited when my family gave me an overlocker. It is a 6 year old Bernina and I love it! Of course I wanted to use it straight away, but I didn't want to make an item of clothing as I thought it would take aaaages to cut out all the pieces before I would actually get to use the overlocker. So I decided on a cushion cover. It was the perfect solution, as it would 'kill three birds with one stone'; try out my newly gifted overlocker for something purposeful, add something to my very bare couches and use up an orphan block. And it would be quick. I already have too many unfinished projects to add another one to the pile.
I went to my box of orphan blocks and pulled out an improv block made from strips of Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket for Moda. After adding a few borders I then excitedly began practising my free motion quilting and tried some bubbles. I was pretty pleased with my effort, though I did unpick a small section that had puckered a little (well, more than a little, otherwise I probably would have left it!) when I got close to the straight line quilting around the edge. After adding the back of the pillow (with the overlocker - I'm so lucky!), unpicking the back (I had layered the backing fabrics so the trim was on the inside!) and then resewing the back I sat back to admire my work.
I like it! It certainly helps to make our couches look more homely. What do you think?