Sunday, 22 November 2009

Phew - cushion covers finished!


Phew - cushion covers finished!, originally uploaded by soja.

Um, tried to blur out the untidiness a little, unsuccessfully.... ;-)

I have loads of cushions, but nearly all of them are 14", I have one really stuffed 18" and one soft 17" so have used them.

I like the way these have turned out, but a bit worried I've taken a simple project and made it into a more complicated one, but I hope my partner likes them. I thought that someone who sews a lot might appreciate a little handsewing. I think the cathedral windows and pintucks add the 'texture' she mentioned, to me, linen is always a little 'earthy' and I think this print and the cathedral windows are electic? I've interfaced the linen as the patchwork panel was fairly heavy and I decided the linen needed the support.

The dimensions are taken from Bend The Rules Sewing by Amy Karol, as is the envelope finish. I usually have less of an overlap and use a button or tie, but thought I had better stick to the book for the swap.

Cathedral window blocks are hand sewn. Pintucks are 1/2" deep.

7 comments:

Catofstripes said...

I admire these immensely. Well done.

bakeandsew said...

They are gorgeous. I am sure your partner will love them. The cathedral window cushion is stunning

Genie said...

I think they are beautiful too! And I think she'll love them. :) She can admire both the aesthetic quality AND the attention to detail you put in! (I do!)

RosaMaría said...

beautiful job! they looks very chic! i love them!

Soja said...

Thank-you! :-) I enjoy these swaps, and making things for Etsy, but get a little nervous my partner won't like it before I send something off.

Janey said...

Hi, I have just found your blog, (searching for someone who a lervia sewing machine as I have one and have just started sewing) You do such beautiful sewing. Hugs xxx

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! What a great project to try something like the cathedral windows on.