Monday, 21 October 2013

The Perfect Cushion!

 Of the four bags I made for my next craft stall, I have now sold 3!

This green one (which was my favourite) has gone to Australia, along with a pink one that I didn't get a photo of in time.

 This is the only one left now. I probably won't have time to make any more before the fayre.

 I've been practising something new on my sewing machine. Buttonholes! It was nowhere near as daunting as I thought it would be (but things never are, are they?).

I made this quilt with the intention of adding a cute doily to the centre. Once finished, it was clear it didn't need any addition, and I am so glad about that because it meant that the creation of the perfect cushion was possible.

If you think this quilt looks a bit crinkly, it is! I was concerned about the dye in the dark blue/green fabric  running so I washed it (with the addition of a couple of colour catchers) just to be sure, before I put it for sale.

The Perfect Cushion
 I got this cute doily a few years ago from a charity shop in Tavistock, while on a weekend away, and have been saving it for the right project. This pretty cushion is perfect for it and it's no exaggeration to say it's my favourite project EVER!  It went together really quickly, and I  just love it! It will still go on the stall though, and I hope whoever buys loves it as much as I do.

 This is the back of the cushion, and what I was practising buttonholes for. I was going to add 3 buttonhole tabs but I was a bit too free with the seam ripper on one of the holes. Turns out it didn't need 3 anyway!

All of the materials used in these projects was thrifted or donated and none of it was bought new.

Bye for now
Teresa x


Kath said...

lovely work! I agree about the doily, it is perfect for that cushion and I'm sure someone will snap it up for their home.
I like your little quilt, to me , quilts should be crinkly!

Natalie Jones said...

I love the button up finish on the back of your cushion. And the image on the doily is wonderful!

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Hi Teresa! I totally agree with you, this cushion is perfect! I love it! It's really sweet! :)

wayside wanderer said...

You have been busy! Love it all. Sounds like you are doing well and I hope the fayre goes well!

Marivel said...

...and the perfect tote bags...!!
I really like the second one.
Congratulations !!!Your crafts are awesome.