Monday, December 5, 2011

Comfort and Joy Guest Geta from Romania and her Puff Quilts

Hi all,
I am Geta from Geta's Quilting Studio/ Romania. I'm excited to be here with you, thank you Madame Samm.
Today I would like to share with you what I made for my little nephew, Alex, who is 15 months old. A little chair "cushion" for his little chair.




If you like puffy things, here is how you can make a puff quilt. As you can see, it is made from small pillows.
For each pillow you need two square pieces of fabric. You can make the pillows in any size you want, just cut the front square 1/2'' bigger than the bottom square. The bottom square is not visible in the finished quilt so search in your stash for that "ugly" or cheap fabric.

Finished size of my pillows: 2''x2''
I cut :
Bottom squares: 2 1/2'' x 2 1/2''
Front squares: 3'' x  3''; for front I used flannel.

Place the two squares wrong sides together, lining up the top right corners. Place them under the needle and take a few stitches.
Line up the bottom corners and fold the front square to fit the bottom square. I used a pin to show you the fold, but you don't need to pin. Pinch the extra fabric in the middle of the side then lay it flat and stitch over it.

Do this for three sides,  here is how it should look like. Stitch 1/8'' away from the edge.

Then stuff it with some fiberfill stuffing. Don't use too much and you will not have difficulties in joining them later.

Finish the fourth side.

Here are my little pillows.

Sew your puffs together (in blocks, rows..., like any regular quilt). This time sew with 1/4'' seam allowances.

After you have finished the top, you can layer it with batting and backing or you can add just backing. 
If you want to make a large quilt, consider to use a lightweight batting. This type of quilt weights a lot...
You don't need to quilt it! Bind it then tie it.

My little piece measures 8''x12''.
I thought that working on a small scale and with flannel would be difficult but it was a real joy to make it. No problem and incredibly fast!

And here are pictures of the quilt I made one year ago.That one was larger- 52''x52''.



You can see more pictures of this quilt  here.

Thank you so much for letting  me share with you today.
Happy Stitching!
Geta

42 comments:

  1. love this idea, so effective, but so simple

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  2. Muy original!!!! Felicidades!!
    dalealaaguja.blogspot.com

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  3. what a cute project...your nephew will love it. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. Oh how cute - I can think of several little ones who would love that! blessings, marlene

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  5. good morning Geta....we all could use some non fattening stuffing over the holidays,,,what a nice start to our week... This is a delightful project and sew easy to do....You took all the guessing work out of it...Many thanks for popping in..

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  6. Thank~You Geta for sharing with us!! I love this idea, my head is just spinning here with ideas!!

    Have a Wonderful Holiday!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  7. Wonderful tutorial, Geta. I love this concept; and your quilt made this way is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us today!

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  8. Looks comfortable. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa

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  9. Amazing!
    You know, I've wanted a weighted blanket for a long time and I even found a tutorial on how someone made one, but it seemed a little scary to me. Maybe this would make it easier! AH! Another thing to add to the list of things to do for ME after I get these last few presents made, as long as I can figure out how to do this with the poly-beads. or maybe if I do it with wool in there it will still add enough weight. I don't think it will be too hard. I have so much extra dingleberries from my wool combing that I CANNOT throw away maybe this will be a good use for them. Thank you, Geta and thank you, Samm! You both inspire me. First big smile of the day!

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  10. How adorable! What a colorful and fun chair. A special gift indeed! Thank you for the tutorial. The big blanket looks cozy like a big fluffy down comforter. Like sleeping on a cloud.

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  11. This is so much fun! I love the chair cushion and cover for the back of it. Very clever!

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  12. I just love the look of this type of quilt and they don't look too hard to make. I suppose they would be quite challenging if you did overstuff each puff though. LOL Knowing me, that's what I'd do and cause myself all sorts of fun.

    Thank you very much for the great tutorial.

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  13. That is the cutest thing I have seen, and what a great alternative to boring seat cushions!!! Love the quilt too. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. My mom made my daughter a bed quilt like this. You are right, it is very heavy. Now I know how she did it. It was one of the first quilts she ever made. Thanks for the how to!

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  15. Forgot to say-I love how you have made this such a "personalized" chair.

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  16. Love this! I bought a hand-made quilt made like this for my 2nd daughter. She still has it and used it for both of her kids also.

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  17. I have a little chair that needs a puff seat to it - just clever. Thank you for sharing Geta.

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  18. My kiddies are going to love this. We have for long been searching for a way to make the quilts warm and fluffy. Thank you!

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  19. Thank you all for the lovely comments. It was a fun project!

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  20. Geta, you have given us some Christmas eye candy for today!! That is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time!! I WILL be making one of these because my 3 yr. old sidekick Grandson Scott has a little wooden rocking chair that needs a cushion. I may have to do some tweaking of the pattern size to make it fit but the Puffed idea is just so cute for kids.....especially Grandpeeps! I would have never figured to do the fold and pinch to make the puffed square but your tutorial was very easy to understand. That is a HUGE compliment coming from me, Trust me! I don't follow tutorials easily for some reason. I taught children with learning disabilities at one time and perhaps some of their learning problems rubbed off on me. LOL
    I like your color choice for the chair cushion as well. Looks like summer fruit salad.
    So nice to meet you! Hope you'll come for a visit at Grandmama's Stories.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  21. The cushion is just perfect for a little one! Thanks for the tutorial.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  22. Thank you! Now I feel like I could MAKE this!

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  23. What a cute idea for a small chair cushion! I've seen baby quilts like this but I haven't tried it myself yet. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. Great idea! They look awesome.

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  25. Te quedo muy bonito tu cojin o olmada muy original saludos Begoña

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  26. This wee chair looks so very comfortable! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  27. I did a double take when I saw your name up on this post Geta! I checked to be sure you are the "Geta" I know from your blog, and you ARE! lol (I adore your trapunto work) This is a great idea you've shared here! Pre-quilted and all! I might have to give this a try. :)

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  28. What a CUTE Idea! I love it.. Hmmm Ideas for the neices..:)
    I have to say that I love the internet and how it brings us all together from across the world. My Grandmother is from Romania! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  29. I've yet to make a puff quilt but they look so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. How stinking cute is that chair cushion idea!

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  31. for the larger quilt how would you quilt the backing, it would really need some support. Can you stitch between the rows? I've had one all cut out for years now and never figured out how to put on the backing.

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  32. My grandmother had made a quilt similar to this back in the 1970s, only for stuffing, she used no longer wearable nylons/pantyhose.

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  33. Oi, eu simplesmente amei essa idéia. Muito obrigada por vc acrescentar mais essa delicadeza á minha vida...
    Um abraço..
    Cida

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  34. Geta,

    I love your puff quilt cushion. Do you have a pattern for the chair back?

    Thanks.

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  35. Geta,

    I love your puff quilt cushion!! Do you have a pattern for the chair back quilt?

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  36. que lindo.....se veía complicado, pero gracias al tutorial que compartes se simplifica harto....

    saludos desde mi Chile querido!!!!

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  37. Thank you very much for the great tutorial

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