Wednesday, 25 June 2014

cracking the WIPs


A friend recently commissioned me to use some Emily Peacock needlepoint kits her friend had finished and make them into cushions. Her friend stitched the panels so beautifully and sadly has since passed away so these hold huge sentimental value for my friend. She doesn't sew and although was originally going to finish them herself she trusted me with the job. We discussed background fabrics and looked at home dec weight but there wasn't any that she fell in love with. She decided upon Oval Elements in Chocolate Cherry (available here and here) and it suits the panels so beautifully. I have used some wadding on the back to give it more cushion and they just need stuffing and sewing up. My friend will use these decoratively and hopefully they won't be subject to too much wear and tear. I should have these finished soon so will get some good pictures!


Yesterday I managed to get Collette's Bee A Brit Stingy blocks finished. She requested wonky log cabins using this simple tutorial. The bright colours are going to make a gorgeous quilt! Sorry for the late night pic but I had to get them ready to go in the post this morning.



I'm making headway with other projects and though I was planning on listing them today I think I'd better just get on with it all since the Finish Along Q2 deadline is fast approaching!


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced




17 comments:

  1. love those needlepoint..i will be anxious to see what you do with them ...

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  2. What a wonderful compliment being commissioned to finish that project. They're beautiful!

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  3. those needlepoint letters are fab…those blocks will make a nice quilt

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  4. So wonderful your friend trusted you with the needlepoint. The blocks will make a super fun quilt, too! :)

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  5. what a compliment to be asked to finish them x well done x

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  6. I really need to finish my KISS and make it, and the HUG into cushions some time in the next couple of years!!

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  7. What a lovely idea with the needlework. I really need to get my wonky blocks in the post

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  8. The needlepoint is beautiful - what a thoughtful way for your friend to remember the lady who took so much time and care over them. I'm sure they will look great when you have finished them as cushions, Alison xx

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  9. How cool are those needlepoint letters. it's wonderful that you could finish them so they are on show and can bring happy memories. Fun bee blocks too, a lovely fruit salad mix of colours.

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  10. I'm sure your friend will cherish those cushions for a long time to come. Gorgeous bee blocks!

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  11. How is it three months can just fly by! Looking forward to seeing your projects

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  12. I have toyed with getting those emily peacocks but have way too much wip sh*t going on to start something else. They are beautiful though. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished cushions x

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  13. I was wondering whether you had done the Emily Peacock panel - they are so gorgeous, but so time consuming. Totally understand your friend really wants to make most of them!

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  14. What a lovely thing to do with the needlepoint, they're gonna be gorgeous!

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  15. I always call that tapestry. is that what needlepoint is???

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  16. Ooh scary important project, I'm sure you will do them justice.

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  17. Those needlepoint designs are heavenly, and what a gorgeous job she did. You have chosen the perfect fabric - I'd adore those. :) -Letty

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