Monday, May 23, 2011

Long Weekend...

I spent a lovely, relaxed Victoria Day long weekend enjoying time with my family,  gardening and sewing another cushion cover.  I've been admiring the "Love Beads" quilt from the book the Modern Quilt Workshop for ages now, so I decided to try making a "bead" using some of my scrappy yardage.  I love trying new ideas out on a small scale - cushion covers are a just the right size for experimenting.
 Linen was my background fabric for this cover as with the previous two designs. Although I didn't quilt this cover as densely as the other two, I did have some fun free motion quilting a flower design into the patchwork circle (like I used for this quilt) and then hand embroidering some "petals" around it.

 I also tried out a new foot that I acquired from a thrift store visit - it's a foot for inserting invisible zippers. It worked like a dream on Belle and I will be using it from now on for sewing in invisible zippers.
 Here you have the three new covers temporarily arrayed on our love seat, patchwork sides up
 and here's the reverse side of each.  These three are destined for my bed, but I still need to finish the quilt that they were made to complement.
The covers have made for some fun Spring sewing!

10 comments:

  1. They are all so beautiful Katherine I love the linen and scrappy fabrics combo! So Zakka!

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  2. Lovely cushions - so beautifully made!

    Hope you will come on over and join in my giveaway on my blog!

    Pomona x

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  3. great pillows, bet your sewing some more this week with this crappy weather we are having!!

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  4. They are all so pretty, but this newest one is my favourite. I think maybe because of the contrast between the circle in the middle and the other patchwork.

    I'm really going to have to find a cabinet for my 15-91 so that I can get to sewing with it. You're having so much fun with yours.

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  5. Красивые и интересные работы в вашем блоге!

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  6. They're just beautiful - I can't wait to see the quilt that will go with them - wow!

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  7. They look gorgeous! You must be thrilled with the results x

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  8. So beautiful. Gorgeous fabrics - linen just goes with everything doesn't it? I particularly love the hand sewn petals round the circle.

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  9. I love linen! I found it is quiet nice for bags and pillows.

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  10. Those pillows are gorgeous! Love the bead one. And I love your new (to me!) blog header! Looks like you're keeping busy making beautiful things!

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