Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE

I finally got around to getting back to that Liberty cushion/pillow I was making.  I quilted it with a variegated thread, and an organic crosshatch - using masking tape as my guide lines.  None of my marking pens showed up on the fabric. I based this pillow on the measurements for the Kansas Dugout pillow in Jen Kingwell's book Quilt Lovely.

That's my pillow  front done, now onto the one I made the one for The Scout. Originally I gad a plan for his, that wasn't going to involve too much Liberty (can't waste that on a male), however a slight miscalculation in my pattern measurements meant that I went improv for his.  Made mainly out of linens, a little Liberty and some shot cottons which I pin tucked, but don't really show up in the photos.  This pillow top has lots of texture and I think is well suited to a male.

Both will co-ordinate with my room, add a little colour, but definitely won't be matchy machy.  I just need to get some zips, and hopefully have new pillows made before Christmas.

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    1. Great quilting! Love the one for The Scout - perfectly masculine.

    2. The 'His' and 'Her's' cushions are looking rather snazzy!

    3. Masking tape comes so handy! Great pillow there.

    4. Your cushions are lovely Julie! No stitching here this week unless you want to see those holding my finger together! 😄

    5. Can 't beat straight line quilting IMHO - you've come up with a fabulous design!

    6. I was wondering about the tapes. Great idea! Both pillows are looking wonderful!


    7. Tape is a superb marking tool! Your fabrics are really pretty together.


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