by asterixsew 13 Apr 2017

Ages and ages ago I was asked to make a cushion that showed the hills and the fields and the name that the cushion was to be a gift for. I had time to think as my sewing room was worked on and it gave time for inspiration to strike. Finally I have finished the work and what was going to be embroidery became applique. Starting at the top the sky fabric is some Amy Butler plain aqua fabric this is followed by Liberty Tana Lawn which I don't know where it came from but was in my late mothers stash. The next piece is Liberty cotton in the Hera pattern that was my mothers. The following piece is linen union from my grandmothers sitting room curtains when I was a teenager now remade as bedroom curtains in our newish home. The green was in a bag of bits from the fabric shop that I've had for ages and is cotton. The green in the middle was a fat quarter bought earlier this week when out for the day. The pale green was snippets of something and the bottom two yellows are snippets of organic cotton from previous projects. I realised that the name would spoil the look so I used the scriptina font on the reverse on a heavy weave cotton in red. I and the friend who ordered the cushion are both very pleased with the outcome. I handed over 7 cushions to her today but this was the only one that didn't match the rest of the set for her now not new settee. Being aware that she has had such a long wait I was highly pleased that she instantly asked me to make a similar cushion for her daughter in law but please could it be ready for June this year Right that's the end of my waffling. Thanks for looking PS I love scriptina font Should anyone be moving my tip for the day is don't agree to sew until settled

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by noah 15 Apr 2017

I too love it hugs

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asterixsew by asterixsew 16 Apr 2017

Thanks Carolyn

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by brendalea 15 Apr 2017

Nice job on the pillow. Thank you for sharing Happy Stitching

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asterixsew by asterixsew 16 Apr 2017

and thanks for looking

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by shuede 15 Apr 2017

Love the creativity! Nice work!!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 15 Apr 2017

Thank you

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by katydid 13 Apr 2017

I think you nailed it! Beautiful job!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 14 Apr 2017

That is a great compliment from you as I just love the cushions that you make

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by crafter2243 Moderator 13 Apr 2017

It may have taken a long time, but oh such a great result. I am not surprised you have another one to make.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 14 Apr 2017

Blood sweat and ?tears went into it and loads of thinking. Thanks for commenting

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by pennifold 13 Apr 2017

Its gorgeous Caroline - so much thought has gone into it. No wonder she loved it. ❤️ Chris

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asterixsew by asterixsew 14 Apr 2017

Thanks Chris

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by sewdeb 13 Apr 2017

What a lovely and meaningful gift! No wonder she ordered another!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Apr 2017

Another was ordered before she had looked at what I had made. Its about the 10th that I have made for her

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by jrob Moderator 13 Apr 2017

I love your appliqued pillow. It's a work of art. :)

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Apr 2017

Thanks

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by jeanfoz 13 Apr 2017

Very nice, where did you move to? Jean xx

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asterixsew by asterixsew 13 Apr 2017

Thanks Jean

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