Sunday, 28 December 2014

cushion

Following hot on the heels of my Art Deco wall hanging finish is yet another finish and one from my Finish Along list!

My 2014 FAL goal setting post is here.

I appliqued this cushion top back in April, you can see my original post here if you are so inclined.  It's taken me 8 months to finally finish it into a cushion and it only took an hour or two to do.


I free-motion quilted swirly loops and little hanging hearts all over the top, avoiding the applique pieces. I also chose to leave the vase unquilting, though it doesn't make it pop out as the quilting is not very dense.


I used two co-ordinating greens for the back, no idea what they are, sorry, they're from my stash and I suspect they were from the Stash club I was in.


I sewed right sides together and turned out, creating the envelope back at the same time, as I couldn't face binding this.  I really don't enjoy binding and I'm very rubbish at it.


I quilted in a light green thread, then struggled to get decent photos of it!  I think you can make it out in this photo, very basic but not too bad.


It's nice to get this off the list and onto the chair in the living room.  I'm now officially finished with cushions as we've ran out of room for them!


Finish Along 2014

18 comments:

quirkyhannah said...

Ohh that is gorgeous! Well done! It's very creative and a definite change from boring cushions :)

Rachel said...

A great success, indeed, and finished before the new year, too!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A work of art, Wendy. I love your cushion!!! I've admired cushions with appliqued flowers in a quilting shop I sometimes visit. Definitely on my To Do list. Happy New Year, Wendy.

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so lovely! I think you've done an amazing job :D

Una said...

That's beautiful. I could look at this for ages as every flower is different.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Well done Wendy. You're being very productive this week! Your cushion looks great and I'm sure it will add some colour to your sofa.

Kathy said...

Embroidery and beads! Very pretty!

Sasha said...

I love this cushion! Great work!
If you ever need to make room for more, I could definitely find room at my place!

Pamela said...

This is great! Congrats on another pretty finish.

Sheila said...

Love your cushion! Very spring looking.
You're inspiring me to give it a try.

Sandra :) said...

Wendy it's fantastic - those appliques are over the top beautiful!

margaret said...

a lovely cushion

Jane Galley said...

It's beautiful, I love applique

Celtic Thistle said...

Very nice Wendy, well done on another finish too. How long is that list of UFO' s now ??

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a beautiful cushion. And I love those loops and hearts that you quilted it with.

Sheryl S. said...

Great job on the cushion

Nicole Painchaud said...

The stitching is fantastic. Excellent job.

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on your finishes!