Rocking chair cushions completed, quilting continues

I am continuing to work on the nursery, I am in charge of the sewing projects. My daughter and her husband found a rocker on Craig's list which they purchased, sanded and painted yellow. Today I finished making the cushions for the rocker. I thought this would be a quick project but I was wrong because of finding cushion forms. I didn't want to custom order foam at like 75.00 and to find a cheap set to recover was really tricky! I kept looking until I found a rocking chair cushion set for about 25.00 on Amazon.com and unfortunately I had to pay shipping. It still beat any other price that I could find. Then Emily said she wanted the cushions to be grey and white and all the fabric I had was grey, white and yellow, of course! Back to Top Shelf Quilts I went and I found a nifty grey and white circle and dots fabric and I bought the rest of the bolt, about 3.5 yards. Here's the bottom cushion and the fabric I cut to its shape and size.
cushion

To tie the cushion onto the chair, I cut 2.5" strips and ironed them in so each side met and then ironed that again after I ironed in the cut ends. I then zipped them up on the sewing machine. I made them about 10 inches long and have a total of 8, 2 at each corner, on the back and 4 on the bottom. Here is what the ties look like in production.
ties
After I had both pieces cut to match the size and shape of the cushions they were covering, I attached the ties to the right side of their corners. Then I sewed the bottom and tops with right sides together leaving a gap to push the pillow through. Before adding the cushion/pillow I turned the cover right sides out and made sure that the ties didn't get caught in the seams. When the cushion was safely stuffed inside I had to carefully sew the opening closed with the seam allowance tucked inside. This is the trickiest part of the project but they are done!
cushions
I gave them to Emily today and she put them on the rocker. When I am done with all of my projects, I will go see the finished nursery. I haven't seen it since I was over there making the curtains. I don't know if I will get the window seat cushion covered this week as there is Thanksgiving to celebrate. But I did make some nice progress on the Modern Baby Quilt. You can see the back fabric - I love it as it is so similar to the quilt.  It wasn't quite wide enough so I added a middle strip of a fading grey fabric, here it just looks black but it is super fun!
modern bq
I love my hobby of sewing. I am having fun helping my daughter out with the nursery. I can't wait until the baby is here pooping and throwing up on all these freshly sewn items!

Sew happy!
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    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

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