Friday, 3 October 2014

Cushions, Cushions, Cushions.....

Hot on the heels of my successful crocheted cushion, I decided to make some patchwork/quilted cushions.  Of course, once I started to think about what sort of cushion to make, I had all sorts of ideas running through my mind and, ended making up quite a number of them!!



In fact, five so far!! Of course, I used my favourite Tilda fabrics and I tried quite a few different styles of cushion.



I started with this one. It has a central hand embroidered square, bordered with fabric to make a bigger central square which I then surrounded with a further grid of squares and sashing. It is finished with an outer border.



I have quilted in the ditch around the central square and along each sashing seam to emphasise the grid.




With the next two, I wanted to incorporate some words.  I choose the words 'Love' and 'Home'. I machine appliqued the letters to squares of fabric and then pieced the squares together to form one larger square.  I then used this larger square as the centre of a log cabin style block, adding strips of fabric to each edge in turn until I had a square the size I wanted for the finished cushion.


I quilted in the ditch around the central square and around each set of strips.



The two final cushions I made using a random patchwork pattern which I sketched out on gridded paper.  Once they were pieced together, I quilted them both, each in a different way. The first (above) has a wavy grid quilted across it, the other (below) lines of a wavy stitch which I have on my sewing machine.  I used it on a quilt I made last year and, it adds great texture to the surface.



As a final touch I machine appliqued a piece of ribbon to one of the patches.  It has the words 'with love' printed on it.



For all of the cushions I used an envelope-style backing.  I still have one more cushion (in another style) cut out ready to get started on but, I am very pleased with those that I have finished so far!


Have a wonderful weekend!! 

19 comments:

  1. Oh these are absolutely gorgeous 😃🌻

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    1. Hello Jenny! Thank you very much! I am rather pleased with how they have turned out!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  2. Goodness, you SHOULD be very pleased! Love every single one.I especially love the random patchwork pillow. There you go teasing me with the Tilda fabrics. ;)
    I have questions:
    Is that a stem stitch on the hand embroidered flower?
    I've not used the embroidering aspect of my sewing machine - is it difficult to control while outlining the applique pieces? (hope that makes sense)
    I have only made a zippered pillow. I know I can Google and find instructions for the envelope style, but do you have a favorite tutorial?
    Beautiful work - that I will probably copy. :)

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    1. Hello Linda! Glad you like the cushions... I'll send you an email with answers to your questions! :) xx

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  3. Love the cushions they look fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! Have been enjoying seeing your quilt too!! :) x

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  4. What a lovely collection of cushions!

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    1. Thanks Janet! I have been very busy making them!! :) x

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  5. Hi Christine! I love your cushions. Great individuality in them all, but they all go together so beautifully. Really lovely!

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    1. Thank you EmmaJane, so glad you like them! :) x

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  6. Wow you certainly have been busy and don't they look terrific. Love the tilda fabric, they coordinate so well together. Good job, if you have plenty send some my way haha xx

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    1. Hi Dawn! Thank you!! I really love the Tilda fabrics too!! :) xx

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  7. Wow they are all gorgeous, you have been very busy :)
    Jillxo

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    1. Hello Jill! So glad you popped over to visit and thank you for your lovely comments! :) x

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    2. I just left you a comment saying how gorgeous your cushions are but it's disappeared! - I love the fabric colour and pattern combinations you have chosen. They're beautiful.
      Best wishes
      Catherine Xx

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    3. Hell Catherine! Thank you very much for your lovely comments! I am delighted you like the cushions... I had fun making them! :) x

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    4. So sorry Catherine that should have read Hello not Hell!! xx

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