Friday, 3 May 2013

Personalised Cushion

I have finished the cushion I was making for a friend. 
I am pretty happy with it and it looks nicer with a cushion in it.  I think she and her little girl will like it.
I made an envelope closure for the back, using taronga zoo fabric which is nice a heavy but also fun.  I do have a lot of waste from it though because it doesn't have too many parts with the harbour bridge and zoo sign on it so I have to always use those and leave the rest.
It is nice to have something finished for the weekend.  I have ideas in my head for a new quilt, plus the supplies to make a dress for my little girl.

 This cushion might look hard to some people but honestly, it is not very difficult and I think anyone could do it if they had a sewing machine and the inclination. 
The H is raw edge applique and I have quilted it with straight lines as you can see in the close ups.  Then I just sewed a backing on with two pieces overlapped to make the envelope and did one line of stitching around the edge once I had turned it the right way.  This means no binding.
Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous gift! Cute colours too!
    Esther

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  2. Beautiful pillow! I like the idea of stitching around the edge, it gives your pillow a nice finish. Thanks for sharing how you put it together, this would be a great gift for some of my grandchildren.

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  3. The cushion is so pretty and I love the Sydney print on the back!

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  4. This is so cute!! I love the letter and the patchwork border. I'll have to make something like this for my girls and I. thanks for visiting my blog!

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  5. Well done. It is fabulous!

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  6. Cute cushion! Lovely colors and fabrics!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/05/submarine-sunday-30.html

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