Tuesday 12 August 2014

Cathedral Window cushion


I've finished my cushion

and i love love love it.

I finished sewing the buttons on while watching 
TV last night, 
i think they finish it off nicely and also hide
the slightly scuwiff  joins in a few places.

I have used Tilda Fabric 
The All that is spring collection.
I love the muted tones, they are right up my street.
The buttons are also from the Tilda range.

 For the back i have used some gorgeous taupe
Clarke and Clarke spot and i actually
fitted a zip for the first time


I've always chickened out before and gone for an
envelope fold for the backs of my cushions.

I must confess i did have to unpick one side and resew it, as i did go
a little bit wonky.

It wasn't as tricky as i thought it would be,
thank god for YouTube
It now has pride of place on my bed.
Hubby doesn't understand why we have extra cushions
on the bed, i just tut at him an say
"because it looks pretty."


 they have no idea!


Monday 4 August 2014

Patchwork cushion

Hi blogger's I'm still here.
It's been a bit hectic here with my son starting his new 
Apprenticeship and we have to get him to work at 8 in the morn,
as he's not old enough to drive yet his dad and i are his Taxi.
(Not used to getting up so early)

It's been a couple of weeks now and we
are getting into a routine.
(can't wait for him to pass his driving test though!!!)

I've been having a play with patch working and just finished
a cushion 

My little stash of material

I'm not sure what this pattern is called i saw it in a magazine
i bought from W H Smiths patch working for beginners.
In the mag they made a place mat but i wanted to 
make mine into a more practical cushion.

I also had a go a free motion quilting 
managing a loopy swirl  travelling up and down the blocks.
Gosh it's harder than you think.
I had a few practise go's before i plucked up the courage
to work on my cushion front.
A little bit scared and a 
deep breath off i went.

It turned out alright for a first go,
there are some fab patterns out there
more practise needed though.

I even had a go at making my own bias edging.
I love it
  so much so as i was wandering around blogland
and came across a fabulous pattern called
Cathedral Window 
I was desperate to try.

So as soon as i finished this cushion i was straight onto the next
and a few YouTube tutorials later off i went.

Here's a sneaky peak

I have used some Tilda fabric i picked up cheap.

I will share it properly with you when i have finished it.




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