Friday, 8 November 2013

Mini Quilt or Cushion Cover?

I started making a mini quilt but I may make it one side of  a cushion.  I think I saw the design on instagram but I cannot remember who it was by.  It was like this.

I quilted it 0.25" from most of the seams but I also want to do some hand quilting in the centre.
To make a finished block 18" x 18" you need:

8 coloured squares 4.25" x 4.25"
8 white squares 4.25" x 4.25"
12 white squares 2.5" x 2.5"
1  white square 6.5"
4 white strips 2.5" x 8.5"
4 white strips 2.5" x 6.5"
Here are some of the pieces before I started.
To make the half square triangles there are a couple of different ways.
One way is to take two of the 4.25" x 4.25" squares, one white, one coloured and lay them right sides together.
Sew around all 4 sides 0.25" from the egde.  Then cut through the centre corner to corner twice as shown below.
 The difference between this method and the more usual method of taking two squares right sides together and drawing a line from one corner to the other and then sewing 0.25" from this line on both sides of it and cutting down the line is, that the bias angles will be different.  In the method I show here, the stretch will be along the sides of the square and least from corner to corner.  Using the method of sewing corner to corner you get the stretch from corner to corner of your half square triangle.  Which is easier and stretches the least I don't know.
Then trim them to 2.5" x 2.5".
Once you have your 8 sets of four half square triangles you can lay out your design and sew it together.
and quilted.
I really like it and once it is made into something I will take some better photos.  I think I will make a pillow out of it and piece the other side as well.
I really must try some other design of quilting someday!
Happy Friday! xxxxx
Edit - I have since found out thanks to the comments below that this design is Round and Round from Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley


  1. This is terrific! I love the colors and the design. Thanks for sharing the'll be lovely whatever you decide to do with it. Cheers!

  2. It looks like the round&round pattern by Simplify.
    It is very pretty!
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    1. Thanks Esther, It is that. Glad I have found out xxx

  3. This is great! The pattern is by Camille Roskelley and called "Round & Round" like Esther said. Great job!

  4. This is so pretty. Your fabrics are perfect!

  5. visiting from crazy mum quilts. This is gorgeous

  6. Very pretty quilt. Love your fabric choices.

  7. Very pretty I love this layout,great job!

  8. great idea to make this a pillow cover instead of a whole quilt! I love it.

  9. yes, this is ''round and round'' by Camille Roskelly - but it looks like yours is smaller than her version. I believe hers probably starts with 5'' charms for the HST's :)

  10. Love the idea of a pillow for this one....really pretty fabric choices!

  11. I really love that pattern and the fabrics are soooo pretty :)

  12. I just made one of these too! Yours is beautiful!!! Mine is a "mini", and taped(!) to my wall now! :)