Monday, January 14, 2013

A new cushion to go to a new home ....

This is my secret swap cushion cover ....


there is a bit of hand applique, patchwork and hand quilting in there

and I just love the jumbo ric-rac around the edge

 .... the back has piecing too....


This is "Pillow" from Anni Downs "Some Kind of Wonderful"....

...... I can't tell you who it is going to.... it's a secret....

... I hope she likes it ... 

the request was blue and green... I hope the artistic licence carries me through!!

I have made it before and gave that one away too... one day I'm going to make one of them for myself.....

so hot so I have been using the lounge to sit and sew

I've been finishing off little stitcheries... these were for last Christmas!


... and chosen the fabric I am going to bind and link them up with for the banner...


... but that will be for finishing another day....

Stitcheries from Sew Happy Me
 - it was a free Sewalong in 2011 (you can tell how long I have been meaning to do it now!)

The thread is some that my daughter in law gave me... samples for weaving scarves.... it sews fine but not as smoothly as proper embroidery cotton... however I like the colours

I have been complaining about the heat..... I looked at this map today and realised I have little to complain about.....



... lots of blogger and non-blogger friends in NSW...
..  so thinking of you and all and the fire service people ... keep safe....

Righto, Gotto Go..... time for a cuppa.... I hope your week is wonderful

38 comments:

De said...

Gorgeous cushion! Im sure your artistic license will get you through!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love that cushion...howcome when I see someone make something from that book I haven't noticed it in the book although I have looked through it many times LOl!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful piece, your partner will love it.
I also like your winter pieces, they look beautiful in blue.

Debbie

marina said...

love your cushion cover! It is on my to do list too.
the fabrics you have used look fab.
love the stitcheries too, the fabric to finish the banner is perfect.
Hope it gets finished soon.
All those fires are quite scary, hope everyone is safe too even though a bit hot

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just love that cushion Bubz..cute stitcheries....very scary all those fires..

Teresa said...

LOVE the cushion.. it's gorgeous. Love the cute stitcheries too. You've been busy. I'm hoping everyone is safe with all those fires too.. It's scary when you see how far they go and how many there are!! Take care xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love the new cushion, that is such a pretty design. You will have your Christmas banner done in no time! It's hard to imagine living so near to fires.

Jennifer said...

Pretty cushion.....I'm sure the lucky recipient will love it! There was a fire just 24kms north of us yesterday, but fortunately it didn't do as much damage as some fires have.

Cheryll said...

Love the cushion... it's gorgeous! Your secret recipient will love it I'm sure! :)

Anita said...

Gorgeous cushion there girl!! Someone is going to get a nice surprise indeed. Bless our Fire Fighters.
Cheers, Anita.

Christine M said...

Your cushion is gorgeous Fiona. Lovely stitcheries. I've finished my Merry Mistletoe stitcheries from Michelle and have planned to make them into a banner too!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful cushion. I have also made this one and gave it away. We both need to make one to keep. hugs

Narelle said...

Gorgeous cushion...I'd say it fits the request perfectly.
Love your stitcheries and look forward to seeing them as bunting :)
Hoping there's a break in this crazy weather soon for everyone.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your cushion....lucky recipient. The stitchery blocks are so cute too. I really feel for all those folks affected by the fires and the poor emergency workers.

Jane Galley said...

I am sure she will be very pleased with her cushion cover. Love the flowers and the closure on the back

Anonymous said...

Fiona that cushion is awesome what a wonderful job you have done,i am sure your partner will love it.Thats a lot of bushfires,stay safe everyone.xx

katherine said...

Gorgeous cushion and I love how your version of the SAL turned out too. The heat and all these fires have been horrendous. We will be heating up again for Wed/Thur again. Take care everyone.

Karen said...

Your cushion is wonderful. The person you swap with is going to be very lucky!!!
I think I may have some of those stitcheries hiding away, too. Oh, dear!
The fires are frightening. I saw a similar map and it is stunning how widespread the fires are. Normally this does not happen in such a big state. And it worries me that we are still only in the early part of Summer fire season!!

Susan said...

Love your cushion and all the piecing! and adore the Christmas stitcheries..
So terrible about the fires and loss of homes and livlihoods.

Sue B said...

That is such and adorable cushion, I wish i was your partner. Hugs, Sue xx

Sunnybec said...

It breaks my heart to hear of the fires in Australia, I can only imagine how those people feel. Love the cushion and the stitcheries. Hugs x

Dot said...

Gorgeous cushion!!

Susan said...

I'm sure your cushion will be loved wherever it goes. Yes, it's one thing to be hot, but quite another to be in danger from it. A big downpour of rain would be lovely thanks.

Cath said...

lovely projects. I love them both. I have SKOW book and plan on making that cushion too.
Stay cool!
cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Mistea said...

Gorgeous cushion - I see greens and blues, you fulfilled the request.
Those Christmas stitcheries are very cute and the thread colour is beautiful.

Stay cool - wishing for some rain on those fires!

Cheryl said...

Lots of beautiful sewing you've been doing Fiona. Such a bad situation in NSW - our thoughts are with eveeryone there.

Teresa F. said...

Awesome cushion. Your partner is a lucky girl.
I'VE SEEN THE NEWS ABOUT SOME AWFUL FIRE IN NSW. I just hope the situation will be better by now.

Quilt Kitty said...

Gorgeous cushion & the giant ric-rac adds something new & funky. I love the stitchery especially the snowman. I'm surprised he's still in tact & not just a puddle by now. Yes, those of us out of the firey states currently have little to complain about. Tracee xx

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous work again, Fiona. Such lovely stitcheries, and wow to the cushion. Think I will have to make one of those too. The fires are a worry arent they. It is hard to imagine so many of them throughout one state.

Noela said...

Love your cushion and stitcheries. The stitcheries will look fantastic with that binding. Hugs....

Terry said...

Your cushion is absolutely beautiful! Well done! :0)

Wendy said...

as ever your work is gorgeous. i gave in and ordered an Anni Downs book. i don't think it was SKOW as I couldn't find that, and now I don't remember which one it was! It will be a nice surprise.

Just Ramblin' said...

Love your cushion and the giant ric-rack. I did these stitcheries;in fact, I did three that year for me and my children. They are a lot of work. I love that you are doing yours in blue. Nola

Jindi's Cottage said...

Loving the cushion cover...I'm sure the poetic licence hasn't strayed too far from the original brief...and tell you what, if your swap partner doesn't like it give her my address to forward it on to! he he he...now, go make one for Fiona!...
Oh and the little stitcheries, too cute, the thread colour looks so cool and wintery...

Melody said...

Beautiful sewing - everything you make is delightful

Maria said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that cushion Fiona.. Lucky recipeant...
Those stichery's will look great when you put them together I love mine...
You can still buy the pattern for $4.. as a PDF file.

Anthea said...

Absolutely beautiful cushion Fiona, wonderful stitching as always.
Lucky new owner! x

Sheila said...

Your swap partner will be thrilled, the cushion is gorgeous!!Lovely little stitcheries as well, I have those printed off somewhere I think ,they are so cute.hugs Sheila

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