Well with the number of cushions I'm churning out right now, my backside will certainly be well padded if I perch on them... (actually even if I DON'T perch on them :o/)  Anywho, one of my FAL goals was to rehouse the orphaned blocks from FPPFTT, and block #5 seemed to be screaming to become a cushion.  Not one to ignore screaming fabric, I dug out some Klona black (my go to partner for rainbows right now seems to be grey or black) to border and back it, using a simple envelope back.  I debated about quilting it, and then decided that really, quilting would be lost in the riot of colour and patterns, so to keep the block seams nice and secure, I opted to just back the front section with some fairly light fusible woven interfacting.  I French seamed the entire cushion so there weren't any raw edges to wear away inside either.

As projects go, this was a pretty quick and simple finish, but anything that reduces that pile of random, single blocks is a win in my book!


21 comments:

  1. Finishing it quickly does not make it any less beautiful. I love it!

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  2. That is a cuuute cushion!

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  3. this is gorgeous! the black totally makes it pop!

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  4. This cushion does not want to be ignored - it shouts me me me me! And knows it will turn heads!

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  5. You sure are getting off to a big start in the FAL!

    Hehehe, now with the other comments, I'm imagining that that your cushion is screaming that it wants some bootay...

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  6. It was a fab block to begin with but it looks even better now!

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  7. Lovely! It's beautiful! The black was indeed the perfect choice. Great finish.

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  8. Oooh smashing. Just about to sew down the binding on the rocket cushion!!

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  9. Pretty! The black does really work in the colors' favor. :)

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  10. It`s gorgeous and bright and lovely!

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  11. You seem to have a rainbow thing going on, might have to start calling you Dorothy. Great cushion tho.

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  12. Oooh, the black is perfect - it really makes those colours pop (not that they needed much help :oP)

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  13. very nice. Love the rainbow combined with black.

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  14. I know, I've got a lot of those random blocks too. Cushions are a great idea to use them up. Love the colors in this one.

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  15. I just loved this block when you first shared it. Nice job! I think if I had made that block it would still be sitting somewhere. Kudos to you for taking initiative and turning it into something useful!

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  16. I really like that cushion, black works so well with the bright rainbow.

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  17. Great use for the blocks - and it makes the colours shine!

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  18. fabulous cushion cover katy - nice and bright

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