Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ALYoF: January is in the bag!

My progress on almost all of my projects started this year has been really slow.
I'm not feeling overly motivated by any one thing, so I seem to be doing bits and pieces of several things!
So, it was rather surprising to me that I actually finished both of my January goals.
I'm just going to show the cushion cover for the link-up.
Last year, I won a bundle of Lush Uptown from a giveaway at Fabricworm .
This is a really pretty fabric collection, with a lot of variation in the design.
There is, however, large birds and deer in the focus fabrics.
So, it was a bit of a challenge deciding what to do with it.
I am so not a fan of birds.....but I guess they are okay on fabric!
At least these ones don't crash into my windows all summer long!
I had been wanting to do more EPP after a successful first attempt, and I also wanted to make a cushion using the tutorial by Katy@ I'm A Ginger Monkey.
So, I got busy and finished it this week. 
Wow! What a lot of hand sewing!
This is a 20" cushion, and is now my favourite size!
I added some Basic Grey Grunge to the Lush, as well as some sort of Kona grey. :-)
For the quilting, it is just straight lines using Aurifil Grey #2600
For the backing, I used some Grunge with a strip of Lush for the hidden zipper closure.( can't find the photo!)


Now, I plan to do another one! There is a fabric in the collection with the deer, and woods on it.
I'm so pleased to have this one done.
A Lovely Year of Finishes

I also did finish the Sew Delicious Sweet Pouch Swap, but it hasn't arrived in Australia yet, so I don't want to post the photo.
I like it alot, so I hope my partner does too!



19 comments:

Dolores said...

Good for you to accomplish your goals. That cushion sure looks complicated. It's a lovely design and I like the fabrics you used.

sophie said...

Your pillow is lovely--the grays you added are just perfect with your fabrics.

Last year I made a few pillow covers (a little larger--24 inches fits the big square pillows on my bed) and really had fun. They were big enough for some design and some free motion quilting play ... and I became addictive to the idea. Now, I'm doing some redwork with a plan to turn the finished pieces into a pair of 24 inches quire pillow covers.

Heather D. said...

Good for you Patti, and nice to see you pop up in the blog roll this evening!

Erica said...

I love how the bright colors pop against the darker background, it's beautiful!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh Patti, that looks gorgeous! Well done. The advantage if EPP is slower moving. = less spending! And you get fab results like that!!!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous cushion Patti, you have showcased that focus fabric beautifully.

maria said...

Gorgeous cushion. The fabrics look great.

pennydog said...

I have an untouched bundle of Lush Uptown, thank you for showing me the potential of using it! Great colours and the straight line quilting is to die for.

DeborahGun said...

absolutely gorgeous pillow - great job for finishing it - EPP does take a long time!

Sarah G said...

Very cute!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Patti I absolutely LOVE this!!! I have been hoarding my lush fabrics and not sure what I want to do with them yet...your pillow is so perfect and features all the best parts of the collection.

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

Karen said...

It's a lovely project and beautifully made.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Absolutely gorgeous cushion :) Well done!

Vera said...

Oh, that is really pretty cushion. Well done!

dutchcomfort said...

That cushion is so beautiful! Love it!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE it :) Good luck with your February goal :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A beautiful cushion!!! And all by hand... amazing.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've featured your cushion today, Patti...
http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/02/threading-your-way-features_8.html

19 comments:

Dolores said...

Good for you to accomplish your goals. That cushion sure looks complicated. It's a lovely design and I like the fabrics you used.

sophie said...

Your pillow is lovely--the grays you added are just perfect with your fabrics.

Last year I made a few pillow covers (a little larger--24 inches fits the big square pillows on my bed) and really had fun. They were big enough for some design and some free motion quilting play ... and I became addictive to the idea. Now, I'm doing some redwork with a plan to turn the finished pieces into a pair of 24 inches quire pillow covers.

Heather D. said...

Good for you Patti, and nice to see you pop up in the blog roll this evening!

Erica said...

I love how the bright colors pop against the darker background, it's beautiful!

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Oh Patti, that looks gorgeous! Well done. The advantage if EPP is slower moving. = less spending! And you get fab results like that!!!!

Celtic Thistle said...

Fabulous cushion Patti, you have showcased that focus fabric beautifully.

maria said...

Gorgeous cushion. The fabrics look great.

pennydog said...

I have an untouched bundle of Lush Uptown, thank you for showing me the potential of using it! Great colours and the straight line quilting is to die for.

DeborahGun said...

absolutely gorgeous pillow - great job for finishing it - EPP does take a long time!

Sarah G said...

Very cute!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Patti I absolutely LOVE this!!! I have been hoarding my lush fabrics and not sure what I want to do with them yet...your pillow is so perfect and features all the best parts of the collection.

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

Karen said...

It's a lovely project and beautifully made.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Absolutely gorgeous cushion :) Well done!

Vera said...

Oh, that is really pretty cushion. Well done!

dutchcomfort said...

That cushion is so beautiful! Love it!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE it :) Good luck with your February goal :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A beautiful cushion!!! And all by hand... amazing.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've featured your cushion today, Patti...
http://www.threadingmyway.com/2014/02/threading-your-way-features_8.html