Thursday, 23 March 2017

Hexis and Pom-poms












Sometime last year my sister sent me a couple of hundred 2.5" squares of scrap Amy Butler fabrics, leftover from quilts she had made.  As soon as I saw these fabrics, I knew  I wanted to make her a pillow similar to my AMH hexi pillow for her birthday.  Now that it is finally her birthday, and she has opened her gift,  I can show it off.

 Lots of lovely jewel toned 1" hexis were stitched together and bordered with a white solid.  I love how this framed them and really let the colours glow.  I drew overlapping circles over the whole pillow top.  The hexis have been quilted in a variegated reddish/orange Sue Spargo thread and the white in a matching perle 8.

I had intended to use an Amy Butler fabric for the binding, however while trawling the aisles of Spotlight one day, I came across this orange pom-pom trim and thought it would be perfect to highlight the quilting and add a little whimsical fun and POP (she has an aqua blue chair in her sewing room, that I envisage this pillow living on.) to her pillow.

This was rather challenging to attach, I hand basted it on first, and curved the corners of the pillow, so the pom-poms didn't all bunch up.  My walking foot still didn't like sewing this much, after one broken needle, I swapped over to a denim needle. The back is a basic envelope enclosure in an Amy Butler fabric too.

I love how this has turned out, and think it plays very nicely with my AMH pillow, so there may be another one in my future one day.  I  have, however, decided that only very special people will be worthy of pom-poms.

11 comments:

  1. You really finishing touches on this project are just perfect! Changing the colour thread, the Pom poms, too cool.

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  2. OH WOW!! What a fabulous finish! And an inspired idea to use the pop-pom trim - what a great pop of FUN!

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  3. I'm sure I don't even need to tell you ~ I love this!!

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  4. Oh, I love your Pom-Pom trimming! Just finishes your lovely cushion off perfectly. Lovely hexies and great stitching. So bright and cheerful.

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  5. How pretty is this? Of course, I love anything with pompoms! Add them to Amy Butler hexies and who wouldn't love this cushion?! I was only thinking this morning that I should probably make another hexie cushion myself! This may very well be the inspiration I need!

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  6. What a super cushion, I just think the pompoms are perfect with the colourful hexagons.

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  7. I love everything in the picture. Fabrics, hand quilting and pom poms :))

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  8. It is lovely. And the pom poms are very fun.
    Carla

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  9. Lovely cushion, and the pompoms are the perfect finishing touch! Lots of great close-up pics too!

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  10. Such a beautiful cushion - love the pom pom trim!

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  11. The poms are amazing on this! Love the quilting you chose for the hexies.

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