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!


  1. What a gorgeous gift! Cute colours too!

  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.

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

  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!

  5. Well done. It is fabulous!

  6. Cute cushion! Lovely colors and fabrics!

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