Monday, 14 December 2015

space ~ le challenge ~ Levi's 2.0


It's time for the le challenge link again and this month's theme was space.

I have to admit to just not being able to make any of the things I had thought about for this month. Winter illness has swept through the household and it's been exhausting. 

There were things that needed to be made though and I have a stack of WIPs that I want to get to, so I decided to literally make space. Instead of starting something new I pulled a project from the pile that's amassed on my desk!

I made this cushion for my sister to give to my brother in law. She gave me his old Levi's t-shirt that had a great monochrome pattern on, which happened to match beautifully with Doe by Carolyn Friedlander (you can still find some here and here).


I cut out the panel from the front of the t-shirt (I use pinking shears) then ironed some fusible interfacing on the back.


I kept it really simple, just adding some pieces either side of the t-shirt and then strips above and below.


I used a piece of wadding and a plain piece of cotton for the backing then quilted the strips using quilt as you go so it came together really quickly. The fabric is fairly busy so I didn't want to add too much with the quilting. I sort of echoed the curved shape of the Levi's logo in the strip of fabric underneath the t-shirt panel and did the same on the top strip . I used grey/white variegated perle thread.

For the backing I used a grey/mustard Intersections, Doe print and made a covered zip closure.


I hope he likes it!

Now it's your turn to link up - head over to le challenge for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! The link is open until 8pm GMT on 16th December.

Le Challenge


8 comments:

  1. I love how you echo quilted the curves, it adds so much and yet is so simple!

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  2. Cute! I have a few T's taking up space in my sewing room, & it appeals to me to make pillows rather than keep collecting until I have enough for a quilt. Hope everyone is healthy now to enjoy the season!

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  3. I was about to echo what Mara said ...perfect quilting.

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  4. Such a beautiful pillow Lucy - your quilting is just perfect!

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  5. It's a brilliant cushion and great use of a t shirt!

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  6. so simple yet so effective. The older i get, the more i find simple and unfussy is best

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  7. Very classy looking pillow!

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  8. you did a fabulous job on the pillow. you are right...doe matches the levi's logo so well. I love the touch of hand quilting and the design that you chose. It's a nice compliment to the entire piece. the zippered back looks quite tidy as well! great finish all around!

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