I’m a sucker for magazines…..I’m not even going to admit how many I buy a week, or month! So with trying to reduce outgoings/trips to WHSmith & sainsburys, I have been subscribing to the ones I particularly love, as soon as an offer I love comes about – good plan, don’t you think? Especially as the subscription payments comes from the joint account instead of my personal account…..it really does save me money 😉
One such gift I received was a Moda Jelly Roll. Now I have to say, for quite a while I didn’t see why all the fuss was about some strips of fabric, until I saw one unravelled and it was like a rainbow coming to life! Ever since then, I’ve loved them!
So a had a spare one, as such.
And one morning, when I was
watching Create and Craft playing with the kids, they had a plastic template on that caught my eye. However, it was floppy plastic, and it occurred to me that however magnificent my cutting skills are (n’t) you could easily trim away the minutest part, thus rendering the template defunked. So I set about finding a different template on Mr Google.
After 2 hours, and lots of sweets/fizzy drink/tv given to kids, I came across the ideal perfect solution to my template woes.
So here it is: Moda Jelly Roll Floor Cushion
PLEASE take a second to look, it’s fabulous! You basically cut all your Jelly Roll strips in half lengthwise, then cut them again at a rather special diagonal, which leaves you with a set of larger and smaller triangles.
You simply cut and sew!! Amazing!! And what I really, really like is that there is no waste. All the other templates/patterns I found wated loads of fabric, but with this recipe you make 2 floor cushions and have absolutely no waste – what a result!
So here it is in all it’s splendor……
Lovely, isn’t it?!
Bet you didn’t think it was so big though……
Yes there is a small K behind it!
I fused the circle to the middle to hide the big mess that was underneath, then set my zig zag stitch big & tight, and appliquéd the circle to the strips. I made piping (a first for me!) then cut a backing from a gorgeous remnant I had….then put 3….yes, three bags of stuffing in! Sentimental thing that I am I got my 6 person family to pop a wee bit of stuffing in each ☺️💗
And it’s done! And enjoyed by human and dog alike xxx
Now to make the smaller one…..😉
With smiles and love, Jools xxx