22 July 2014

Come Fly With Me {31/52}

A little bit of applique. A little bit of stitching. A little bit of quilting. The Come Fly With Me : Hot Air Balloon Cushion is complete.

I really do have a thing for pillows and cushions. I wonder how many I've made through the years.

This cushion (or pillow in some parts of the world) was made up with fabric from my scrap tub, so I'm going to include it in the Scrap Busting Challenge.

Come Fly With Me Cushion by Samelia's Mum

Come Fly With Me  Quilting by Samelia's Mum

To make this cushion, you will need various fabric scraps for the background, balloon, clouds and basket.

Double sided bonding paper - Heat n Bond lite is my favourite.

Cotton for the stitched words - I used black Aurifil (Mako 12).

4” strips for the borders.

Pellon or light weight batting for the back. I used the fusible kind, which made it much easier to sew on-the-go.

Perle 8 cotton for the top quilting.

Backing – I pieced my backing and then sewed a zip onto mine, but it can be finished with an envelope style enclosure too.

Binding/border – 1 3/4” strips

Download the Hot Air Balloon design by Flamingo Toes HERE. While you’re there, check out some of the other projects on the website. Seriously cute stuff!

Come Fly With Me Stitching by Samelia's Mum

Come Fly With Me Applique by Samelia's Mum

If you make a Come Fly With Me cushion, please share your pictures in the 52 Week Scrap Challenge Facebook Page. We’d all love to see your work.

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Previous 52 Week Scrap Challenge Projects:
Scrappy Heart Pincushion {Week 1/52}  -  Flutter By Needle Case {Week 2/52}  -  Fabric Covered Jars {Week 3/52}  -Stitch a Dresden Pillow {Week 4/52}  -  Plastic Bag Dispenser {Week 5/52}  -  Life is Better With Friends : Mini Quilt {Week 6/52}  -  Electrical Cord Wrap {Week 7/52}  -  Sunny Mug Rug {Week 8/52}  -  Scrappy Quilted Trivet {Week 9/52}  -  Quilted Fabric Box {Week 10/52}  -  Bloom : Wall Hanging {Week 11/52}  -  Double Tulip Pincushion {Week 12/52}  -My Funny Valentine {Week 13/52}  -  Scrappy Needle Book {Week 14/52}  -  Rice Therapy Eye Pillow {Week 15/52}  -Jolly Table Mat {Week 16/52}  -  Super Scrappy Strip Cushion {Week 17/52}  -  Turnstile Table Topper {Week 18/52}  -  I Heart You : Coaster {Week 19/52}  -  I {Heart} Reading : Bookmark {Week 20/52}  -  Pot Holder Pocket {Week 21/52}  -Flower Garden Cushion {Week 22/52}  -  Scrappy Bunny Mini Quilt {Week 23/52}  -  Best Friend Cushion {Week 24/52}  -Pot Lid Holders {Week 25/52}  -  Scrappy QAYG Quilt {Week 26/52}  -  Another Day, Another Cushion {Week 27/52}Scrappy QAYG Quilt Part 2 {28/52}Odd Sock Bag {29/52}  -  Scrappy 8 Point Star {30/52}


  1. You make the most adorable items! I just love the look with all the varied techniques and home spun look! Bravo to you and your


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