Friday, 20 January 2012

some sewing!

Here’s a few items I’ve finished lately:

First up, a Union Jack cushion for My friend Burnice’s birthday! I decided to do this in all blue to go in Burnice’s lounge.  The little owl fabric is just gorgeous – it’s a Cosmo Textile fabric (oops I got the owls on their sides!), The cream is a Basic Grey Basics fabric from Moda, and is printed like ledger paper – love it!  I can’t tell you what the lighter blue fabric is as I don’t have any left, I made the back of the cushion with it.  Anyway, I gave it to Burnice on Monday and she loved it!  Now I am going to make another one i blues and beiges for another friend and a colourful one for DD Lucy.

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Secondly, here’s 2 cushions I have made for Mum to go with her quilt I made her for Christmas.  I had made the ‘Dresden Plate’ block before, but it my first time for ‘Trip Around the World’.  I machine quilted  them both, Dreden Plate I simply machined around the edge and the inner circle, TATW, I machined diagonal lines… but I rather wish I had done diamond shapes to follow the fabric colours.  But I am really chuffed with them, they look very fresh and pretty!

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Finally, I was unwell last week with a dreadful cold and sat and crotcheted more of my blanket while watching daytime tv!  I have to admit to quite liking ‘Homes under the Hammer’ where they follow the renovation of houses bought at auction. 

My blanket is made totally randomly from acrylic DK wool.  I was inspired by Lucy at to crotchet these bright colours.  I actually finished it this morning.  It is a huge circular blanket, and brightens up my lounge perfectly!  Plus it’s nice and warm too!

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My favourite bit is the few rows in the bottom right hand corner of the photo above, from dark red, through pink, cream, yellow, light green and lilac.

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Gem's Crafts said...

Your cushions are gorgeous Linda :)

Alison said...

Lovely crocheting HAVE been busy!
Alison xx

Chicken Licken said...

Oooo they look fabby the ones for your Mum! You got them finished quickly! And you decided to stop there with the crochet then!! Haa Haa!!

The Feisty Redhead said...

I just made a dress out of that Cosmo owl fabric. It's so cute! Maybe I can make a pillow from my scraps.