It turns out that I was right when I said that less sewing would be done once I started my new job. I don't think I sewed a single thing for about ten days and I was beginning to think that my sewjo had completely deserted me!
By Saturday night, however, I began to miss it. I wanted to sew something, but didn't know where to start.
I knew I wasn't in the mood for foundation paper piecing. Although I want to make some more childrens clothes, I really can't motivate myself for it at the moment. I have (temporarily) lost interest in the sampler quilt and I still don't have backing fabric for the Sunshine quilt... Hmmmm... Where to start???
And then I remembered that I wrote myself a list! Brilliant! I had a quick squizz at the 100 Day Hustle list and decided to get moving on my EPP hexies again- a nice bit of relaxing hand sewing infront of the telly sounded like just the thing!
I cut out a slightly uneven circle for the backing fabric and started sewing. It felt wrong to machine quilt my hand sewn hexies, so I got out some
embroidery floss and started sewing. I like that the quilting adds a
certain puffiness to the hexies.
To be honest, I do not have any round cushions for the inner of this cushion and I am not going to buy one. I have lots of really really tiny (useless) fabric scraps that I am planning to cut even smaller and use as stuffing. If necessary I will supplement this with some polyester stuffing. This means that I won't be able to take the cushion cover off to clean it, but as this cushion is for our house and I don't care!
I hope to have a finished cushion to show you all by Friday... fingers crossed!
I'm linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced. Hop over and see other peoples works in progress.