Time flies and it's that time again.
My craft book for October was "patchwork style" by Suzuko Koseki.
I got this book about a year and half ago, and although I love alot of the projects in the book, the instructions just seemed too complicated to tackle.
Until now that is! I've been wanting to update the cushion covers in my loungeroom for awhile now, so trawled through my craft book library for some inspiration.
Of all the pillows in all the books I have, this style jumped out at me most.
So I decided to bite the bullet and give the unique Koseki method a go.
So whats the deal? How is this different to other quilting projects? Well, rather then sewing all your strips together first and then sandwiching them with batting and backing fabric to quilt, you attach and quilt each strip directly to the batting as you go.
Once I got going I loved it - and best of all it was easy peasy!
I used fabric from Valerie Wells Del Hi range, which I bought eons ago and then when it arrived I didn't quite know what to do with it. But it was perfect for this project as I wanted something that was bright and bold and would give my loungeroom a lift.
For the backs I used some Ikea fabric in my stash, which also had a flora theme, and again fabric which was bought on a whim. Only a smallish piece from the bargain bin - too small to do much with - but perfect for this project.
I am really loving this "de-stashing" business. It's great to go through what you have and actually use some of it. I just hope the dollar is still so good when it comes time to replenish.........