Friday, 13 February 2015

Quick, simple and no thinking please!

I love making art quilts, but every now and then, it is fun to do a quick and simple project that requires little thought and planning and no trials.

A cushion cover seemed to fit the bill.

I also liked quiltshopgal's (formerly showcalgal) idea of a colour scheme for the month. This being February, the colour is of course reds, pinks and passion.

I found some not quite fat quarters that I had dyed - I no longer remember when or why or what I had in mind for them. They are not exactly passionate red, more an affectionate and warm selection of pink to purples.

I cut them into strips and thought they would look good pieced with some silver sliver insets. The free motion quilting is also done in silver and is very subtle.

I still have enough strips to make several more and I think the next one I will try to quilt in dark red or perhaps a soft grey. So, maybe there is just a little thinking after all!
And here is the cover, complete with cushion .

Thanks for visiting...

Hilary Florence

Please find below a list of linky parties. I may not link with all of the every week, but with some of them most weeks. Please go and have a look at some of the other wonderful quilts and quilters there.

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by  the river­­­­ @
WIP Wednesday at freshly pieced   @
WIP Wednesday at TN + TN  @
I Quilt Thursdays @
Off the wall Fridays @


  1. The silver inserts add just the right touch.

  2. Beautiful! I can relate to the need for a quick, simple project every now and then.

  3. Hi!!! Very pretty!!!! I love the silver slivers!!!!! Thank You

  4. Beautiful cushion cover! Love the idea of insets... And I completely agree with you about taking a break from time to time to do something straight-forward and simple. I turn to strip piecing, hand quilting or sock knitting. Works for me!

  5. The tiny silver strips make all the difference in the world. You've taken this from an ordinary pieced cover to something really unique. Seriously, I would not have thought of that. I love those little details and that faboulous Hilary quilting!

  6. What a beautiful cushion. I really like the fmqing you've done on it.

  7. Love the slivers ... and the idea of having a series of these ...

  8. The cushion looks great. The slivers and the silver quilting really add so much interest.

  9. Really beautiful, I love the soft, playful colours and the little silver sparkle!

  10. Just right for Valentine's day! I really like the soft colors.

  11. Hello Hilary,

    Beautiful muted shades, really brought to life with the silver outlines. It is interesting seeing how well the quilting works when contained within the outlines.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

    Love, Muv

  12. That is fabulous!! The colors, the quilting, the pillow, beautiful!! I agree, sometimes just sitting down and playing is just the thing to get those creative juices flowing :)