Just Jude & Friends: Horseplay Cushion

By Judith
 on July 24, 2020

We are in week 4 of my Designers collaboration on Instagram.



This week is all about Kerry's Horseplay Cushion pattern, a combination of piecing and applique.



I decided to pull some fabrics and try a few blocks to see where the creative juices would take me.



I wasn't sure if I wanted another cushion, so kept my options open about what I might end up with!


Horseplay Mat


And I ended up with a cute mat!


Horseplay Mat


I paired 2 contrasting Tilda prints with Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Denim and interchanged the placement in each little block.


I liked where this was going, made another 2 rows and got them all sewed together.

That's when I knew this 12.5" block would make a perfect mat or table topper.


Horseplay Mat


Then the big question - How to quilt it?


Horseplay Mat


After some deliberation I decided on simple organic matchstick quilting.  This condensed quilting technique made sure all those raw applique edges got well bedded down.


I love the texture and 'solidity' of the matchstick quilting on this mat.


Horseplay Mat


Some narrow black and white striped binding and a little leather loop completes the look!


Horseplay Mat


This is a sweet pattern by Kerry, with lots of creative possibilities!  You can purchase the pattern here.


Horseplay Mat


And do you like my vintage glass cake stand?  I found it in a skip I was walking past the other day!  Well, I couldn't just leave it there, could I!!!!!


Happy sewing!

Leave a Comment

  • Cart

  • Blog Archive

  • Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

  • Cart

  • About Me

    Hi! I’m Jude. Welcome to Just Jude Designs! This is where I talk about my sewing endeavours, quilting classes & pattern design. I hope you can stay a while!

  • Newsletter

  • YouTube

  • Instagram

  • Recent Posts

  • Blog Archive

  • Copyright

    All content is Copyright Judith Hollies and may not be produced without explicit consent from the owner.

    Site design & development by Blackdog Media

  • About This Site

    All content copyright Just Jude Designs and may not be replicated or reproduced in any way without prior consent.
    Site design and hosting by Blackdog Media
    %d bloggers like this: