Thursday, December 10, 2015

Handmade Style Floor Pouf

After making the Carry-all Pincushion from Anna Graham's amazing book, Handmade Style, I decided to make the Floor Pouf.  I'm really happy with this project.  It is similar in construction to the pincushion, but a lot bigger.  It was definitely an effort to wrangle this thing together, but totally worth it.

The top is 24 inches square.  I quilted the top with (not so) straight line quilting in three different colors, off-white, gold, and dark pink.  For the side panels I used a curved shell stitch on my Bernina which has come in handy on a few projects now.  It's fast and looks really good.

 I used an orphan block I had on hand and made a finished bottom for it as well, just in case the recipient wants to change it up every once in a while.  It has a zipper closure in case you need to wash it.

I recommend Handmade Style, so far both patterns I've worked with have been excellent.

One more gift checked off the list...though it's going to be tough to part with this one.  Can't get enough of the Cotton + Steel fabric either!

Linking up with Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation, Lorna at sewfreshquilts, and Amanda at crazymomquilts.


  1. Really cool - looks great in your room!

  2. I don't think I could give this up! It's perfection! LOVE the fabric, too!

  3. Love this! Fabric choices and quilting are perfect. This would be hard to give up - my danger in making Christmas gifts for others is that sometimes I decide to keep them. ;)

  4. This looks fantastic! I'm working on this project with orphaned quilt blocks right now.

  5. I love that you can turn the pouf around - it's like having 2 in 1. Great color choices!