Tuesday, 1 July 2014

hug and hurry


Aren't they gorgeous?! These are the finished cushions I was commissioned to finish. I did not stitch the panels, they were given to my friend by her friend who did a beautiful job making them and who has now sadly passed away. The panels are by Emily Peacock (I am seriously in love with the welcome wall hanging). It was a special project to be a small part of and I'm glad to say my friend is very pleased with them. I know she'll treasure them forever.


These cushions are huge, they make my huge sofa look small! I backed them with oval elements in chocolate cherry, stabilised with wadding and stuffed with ball fibre filling. I hadn't used that filling before but I love it, much softer than other fillings I've tried and it shed fibres a heck of a lot less. I will be using it for all my stuffing needs!


The colours of the oval elements go so well with the panels and although I was terrified to even touch such a special project it felt good to complete them and let my friend enjoy seeing them in her house.

It's been a good month, here are my other finishes from June:

baby dressesskull tooth cushionkey fobsflower appliqué blocks, log cabin slippers and Simply Solids Bee Quilt,

Now I'm panicking because the Finish Along link is already open and I'm determined to cross at least one more finish off my list. Yesterday I managed to stitch up most of the footstool I'm working on but filling it is definitely a two person job so I need to enlist hubbies help to get it done. He's busy expanding his business (more on that soon) but hopefully I can grab him long enough to stuff a footstool!

pincushion by the talented Rachael

For now, I have some serious sewing to get done!


Lily's Quilts


26 comments:

  1. You really have made those cross stitched panels into brilliant cushions! I'm sure your friend will treasure them!
    Great other makes, I'm trying to ignore my terrible fal result for this quarter!!

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  2. Those look like beautiful cushions!

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  3. Haha - I love your Ouch pincushion and those baby dresses are so adorable!

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  4. Congratulations on such a productive June. The cushions are marvelous and the backing fabric you chose is perfect. So glad your friend loves them, too!

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  5. I've made those cross stitches too, but I'm too scared the children will ruin them if i make them into cushions. I think mine might be destined for frames...

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  6. Those pillows really are gorgeous! You've done a fantastic job finishing them. Lovely makes for June too. :-)

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  7. You have made a beautiful job putting the cushions together. It is nerve wracking when someone trusts you with a precious memento and asks you to finish it.

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  8. Love that herringbone solids quilt! And those little slippers are pretty cute too!

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  9. Those baby dresses make me want to have another girl (LOL) Great projects and brilliant colours.

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  10. Those pillows are so cool!! You've made lots super duper things this month, good luck getting one more thing done. It's fun to see ouchy again!

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  11. Those pillows are AWESOME! I bet they were a ton of work for that lady to stitch and they made some really impressive pillows!

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  12. Wow, those cushions are amazing .. makes me want to pull out my needle and give it a shot myself.

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  13. Super finishes and I love the cushions. The daisy block looks great too. Did you do the bluebell and iris?

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  14. The cushions look great made up, thanks for the tip about the stuffing too.

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  15. Holy cow they're amazing! The time and effort that went into making the Hugs and Kisses truly shows. You've done a wonderful thing bringing them into cushions to be used and loved in a home.
    Rachel's/your OUCH cushion gets my heart every time.

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  16. those cushions are amazing!

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  17. You've had a lovely month, I love the big cushions too.

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  18. Fantastic finishes! Those cushions are fabulous!

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  19. Gorgeous Lucy, you've done a wonderful job of finishing them off but how fabulous is the original work?! You've had a busy month with some super finishes. I'll be in your neck of the woods Friday to Tuesday, hope you've ordered nice weather in for me ;D

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  20. a blog post full of gorgeousness!

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  21. The cushions are wonderful and that stuffing looks good!

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  22. so difficult to pick out one thing and admire it, that was such a great month making wise. The cushions really are special though aren't they?

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  23. You had a very productive month. The cushions look great. I would have been scared to do anything with them too, for fear I would wreck them.

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