Friday, 2 December 2011

A finish on Friday.

The cushion I made for the Duo QAL on flickr is finished. Hurray! The block is a concentric square design which was quick and easy to make.


I tried some new to me quilting patterns which include feather quilting, clam shell and pebble quilting. The hand quilting is in a variagated perle thread. 
The cushion has an envelope closure on the reverse and the back is quilted which helps to make it nice and squishy. It's great how reading craft blogs shows you new ways of doing things. A revelation to me was binding the edges as you would a quilt, I can't remember which blogs I read it on but thanks to whoever you are. It saves making a piped edging , I love it.

I made the cushion to match the quilt I made for Lily's Quilts Dead Simple QAL. I love the autumnal colours.

Here it is with the back of the quilt.


Now onwards and upwards. I decided, perhaps rather too late to Christmas to make a quilt as a Christmas gift for a member of my family. The fabrics are washed and ironed ready and I've decided on the design which I've designed myself but  I'm nervous to cut into the fabrics and get going in case my design doesn't work...............I'll show my progress soon.

I'm linking this post to Amylouwho's  sew and tell Friday, her button is in my side bar if you fancy popping over to see what others have been up to.
Also linking to Crazymomquilts Finish it up Friday.
Now also linking to Fabric Tuesday over at Quiltstory.

15 comments:

Catherine said...

that is a lovely cushion and quilt, love the fabrics and the quilting

amandajean said...

wow, that is a gorgeous pillow! i love the added handquilting. it really sets off that aqua strip. your color selection is fantastic as well! love that it matches your quilt, too! nice work!

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Heather said...

It's gorgeous! Love the idea of binding the edges, too. What a great finish!

Leslie said...

Love that cushion and your quilting is AMAZING!!!

Kim said...

Really beautiful!!!! The hand stitching is such a nice touch!

QuiltinMama said...

I love the colors you chose and the hand-quilting with perle cotton is an interesting change. I'll have to give that a try.

Sarah said...

That looks GREAT! Well done you!

Dee said...

The quilting on this beautiful pillow is only matched by the quilt you've made! My eyes went wide and I let out a little...oh...when I first saw the picture!

Lovely!

Pat said...

Great pillow. I love the hand stitching!

notes of sincerity said...

What a precious pillow! :o)

Deb said...

So so so pretty - I love it!

ParisMaddy said...

Really fun and vibrant colors that really pop together.

My first visit to your blog. I enjoyed my visit.

sewkalico said...

Very very pretty!

Liz said...

So lovely and bright, love your style.

Indigo Blue said...

The cushion is gorgeous! The centre is very eye catching, lovely fabrics.