Monday, 6 October 2014

On a roll....

I have really been on a roll with my cushion making and with my crocheting at the moment. This weekend I managed to completed two more cushions.



The first cushion was another made with beautiful Tilda fabrics.  This time I used some of my scraps of fabric to make a 'dresden plate' and appliqued it to a quilted background square.



I quilted the background fabric with a diagonal one inch grid pattern before I appliqued the dresden plate to it as, it was proving difficult to know how best to quilt round the 'plate' otherwise. The 'plate' was then appliqued to the background using a small machine zig-zag stitch.



I finished the cushion by making an envelope-style back as I have done with all my cushions.



My second finished cushion was the crocheted cushion that I started last week after I completed my first crocheted cushion. It is made up of 16 solid granny squares in four different colours and then joined with a crocheted seam in a contrast colour.



I am really pleased with how this has turned out.  I used the same fabric as my last crocheted cushion to make the back.  As before, I used it to make an envelope-style back. One of my blogging friends, Linda from 'The Road to Oklahoma', asked me how I made the envelope-style back after I wrote about it last week which, led me to think that perhaps I should write a tutorial how it is made. I took lots of photographs when I put the cushion backs together at the weekend so that I can write a tutorial of how it is done. Look out for that later in the week!! 

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  1. You are the pillow Queen! These are so pretty. Can't decide which one I like the best. Looking forward to your tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Hope the tutorial will make sense when I publish it!! Hope it will help!! :) x

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  2. You certainly have been on a cushion roll Christine! I really like the Dresden plate one. I have a die cutter for this and made a partial Laura Ashley vintage Christmas wreath last year-it did not get finished so perhaps I will try again this year, or make it into a cushion now you have inspired me!

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  3. Hello Alison! Thank you!! I have always liked the dresden plate block too and I was pleased with the finished cushion. I am thinking of making a baby quilt using them. I have seen a pattern I like! Have a lovely week!! :) x

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  4. ...so are you going to need a new sofa to show off all your lovely new cushions??

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    1. Hello Janet! That sounds like a good idea!! :) xx

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  5. Lovely cushions, you have been busy! I like envelope backs the best too!
    Happy week, Christine.
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen! Thank you for visit me here! I have always used envelope backs as I find them much easier than fiddling with a zip!! Hope you have a good week too! :) x

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  6. Always love a Dresden plate anything....looking forward to your tutorial as I hate putting zips in and the envelope style looks just as good

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    1. Hello Dawn! Me too.... I'm always attracted to them but I haven't actually made very many. I am thinking of making a quilt with them soon!! (One of the many projects on the list!!) Have a great week! :) x

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  7. Hi there , found you whilst blog-hopping from Helen Phillips' blog :) Your cushions are really lovely, I love the colours in the crocheted one :)
    Would be lovely to see you over on my blog at emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk
    Jillxo

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    1. Hello Jill! Thank you for visiting!! I'll return the visit over at your blog!! :) x

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  8. Ohhhhh, so beautiful, dear Christine! Have a great week!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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    1. Thank you Deborah! Hope you have a great week too! :) x

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