Easter weekend plans....

I have a plan for this weekend.  As well as all the Easter festivities ie eating lots of chocolate, organising an Easter Egg hunt, cooking a lovely Easter Sunday dinner etc, etc,  I'm going to start (and finish!) my quilting idea.  I saw it on a blog somewhere.  It's very simple and requires no talent at all!  I started with scraps of my union jack fabric.  My daughter wants me to turn it into a cushion for her bedroom. 

As you can see its very simple.  Strips of fabric stitched on to a fabric with a wadding sandwiched in between. 
Looking through my scrap fabric basket I have lots to choose from.

I'm going to use fabrics with shades of pink.
I've cut up some peices.  This is where a cutting mat and cutter comes in very handy.
I want to make something useful.  Something that gets used alot in my home.  So after a bit of thought, I've decided to use an old bathmat and turn it into a lovely new bathmat!
I need about three 1" piles of cut fabric.  I've laid some of the pieces on to the mat here. 
I think it looks abit tatty.  Might need to play with the layout.  Then all I need to do is pin the pieces on, stitch through the layers and finish off the edges.  I'm going to use a pretty fabric for the edges and the bottom layer so it will be double sided. 
Well that's my plan for a crafty weekend.  Hope I can fit it in. Also would like to visit a Anthony House (which was used in the latest Alice in Wonderland film) and look at a Nissan Figaro!!
Lastly, I have to show you my new mannequin Rose....

...more pretty fabric!  I just wish the weather would match the Summery fabrics I'm using at the moment!  No doubt I will post over the weekend so speak soon.


FairyFiligree said...

Hmmm, it's an idea! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with & might try my hand at this kind of fun project too!Happy Easter

MelMel said...

Have a lovely weekend....I likey that cushion cover...inspired!x

elegancemaison said...

It's stunning. I love Union Jacks (Ok union flags) and this is so crazy, so reminiscent of Jasper Johns' take on the stars and stripes. If you think it works (yes) would you do others for sale?

Zoe said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend. I love Nissan Figaros but also love my Mini One, Pepper. They are suprisingly roomy compared to the old Minis.

Which colour do you prefer? I love the pale green, then taupe , then blue. I hope you find one. There are a few around here in Norfolk and Suffolk. I've seen a gorgeous taupe one with the number plate FIG 1.

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Lucy

What a clever idea for all your scraps. Hope you have enough time over the weekend to fit in all you have planned!

Thanks for popping by - must add some more photos to Flickr for you!

Sue x

Lucy@Corset Laced Mannequins said...

thanks all. Sue, I think I might have plenty of time...its pouring with rain here this morning...uuhh I can't take much more gray in the skies! Zoe, my favourite is the taupe but I love the resprayed red ones...so cute! elegancemaison, Do you know, I'd never heard of Johns so I've learnt something new today, thank you. Fairyfilligree, you must have a go!

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