Friday, 31 May 2013

Paper Piecing Party – Cardinals in Winter

 Thank you lovely people who linked up for the very first Paper Piecing Party last week! Loved seeing what everyone was working on! It was especially lovely seeing people pop by and comment on each other’s projects – don’t we all love comments?! Oh and the winner of the free pattern last linky was Lia of Lia’s Handmades.

So another week, another project right?! Here’s my contribution to the party!

Winter's Lane Cardinal cushion

After making my Winter quilt top with the Winter’s Lane fabric, it obviously needed a cushion to go with it. With all those sweet cardinals in trees prints – clearly this was the obvious choice. What better than to use my paper pieced Cardinal pattern (freebie in my shop).

Plus I just love cardinals. We don't have them here but I loved seeing when I spent some time in the US. For this project, I used the leftover layer cake squares from my quilt top to make this little cushion to match.

Cushion front and back

I pieced the back as well and then just sewed it up and stuffed it full of stuffing.

Back of Cardinal cushion

Now I need to get busy and finish off the quilt top to match and my lounge will be beautifully winterised Winking smile

PS. You only have a day or two to get your Keep Calm and Press On block made and linked up for a chance at awesome prizes! I’ll be posting the June block tomorrow!

Now it’s your turn for show and tell!

PPPQP button

Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!
* I’ll pick one each week to win their choice of a free pattern from my Craftsy shop. Keep on paper piecing ;)


  1. Thanks so much again for the pattern! Was so happy that I won! :D

  2. That is such a sweet block Kristy!

  3. Cute Cardinal Kirsty! I love the pieced back- great fabric choices.

  4. Thanks for reminder. I downloaded the iron pattern but I don't seem to finish in time, AGAIN.

  5. So glad I had something to link up this week!

  6. I love cardinals too... they are the prettiest shade of red.

  7. Great idea for I linky to check them out....and last weeks too...I'm playing catch up!

  8. That's gorgeous Kristy, wish we had birds like that here!

  9. All quilts should have matching pillows! Love your cardinal cushion.

  10. Love your cardinal Kristy! Planning on making this one for my Nana for her birthday!

  11. Rats! I just missed it! Oh well....If you want to see my goodies they are at . Sorry to be slow posting I am traveling for work today and I just got to my computer to write a post. I'll be more on the ball next week (I hope!)


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