Monday, October 11, 2010

Pillow talk - take 4 and some mail!

A couple of weeks ago I won a giveaway on Georgie's blog 'All things Crafty'. She is giving away a craft book a week and I won the above book "Handmade Bags" which I was really pleased about because I do enjoy making bags. She also sneaked in some pretty little crochet flowers. Thanks so much Georgie!!

Now this is my latest cushion! I started it last week along with another I have finished but can't show you yet. I've had this circle cushion idea written down in one of my notebooks for a while now and got the urge to make it when I saw the green "Erin McMorris" print in my stash with the circles of green leaves. I pulled out some more green prints from my stash and scrap basket and just had fun creating the different sized circles and placing them randomly on a base of pale green fabric.

I then decided to practice my free motion machine quilting. I initially tried doing loose swirls but quickly switched to a pebble design which I think suits the random circle design more. It's far from perfect but I just really love it and it looks great on my green couch although I think it needs some friends!

I used this bold green and white polka dot with the circles for the back and isn't that green button in the middle the perfect match. Such a shame I didn't have 3. Can't tell you what this print is as I've thrown out the selvage.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

15 comments:

Karen said...

Congratulations on your win! The cushion looks so pretty and the quilting looks awesome.

Shruti said...

The cushion is lovely... I really liked it... And it has inspired me to do something... I'll post a link to you when I do it though...
Cheers from India...
Shruti

bearpaw said...

I love your greens! The cushion is fab and I am very impressed with your neat buttonhole!

FabricandFlowers said...

The pebble quilting design is perfect. Lovely cushion.

Leslie said...

oh this one is amazing. i love the way you did the quilting, it is so perfect, and i am a huge fan of green

DianeY said...

Love the pillow-especially the color! The pebble stitching was perfect!

Lis said...

Great cushion and I like the buttons too. Well done on the quilting, it looks really good.

Michelle said...

Sew fresh and the quilting looks perfect, love it!

Deb said...

That cushion is lovely Catherine. Lucky you winning the book also. Your little crocheted flowers would look fabulous all over the front of a cushion-another idea for you maybe!!

Sally said...

I love this cushion a lot and it is only made better because it is also done in shades of green (my favorite)!

randi---i have to say said...

this is just adorable! a very "happy" looking pillow, i must say. :)

XUE said...

The pebble stitching is simply lovely! I love everything else too - the fabric deign, colours & the cute buttons! Ok, Catherine, you got to get that book going! You know?...the one that you have to autograph for me! Happy week!

XUE said...

And..... on this day (14th Oct).....
Happy, Happy Birthday!
Wishing you a fun, relaxing & sewing day !

Ariane said...

I love this cushion!!! It's gorgeous!! Do you mind if I try to make one like this?

Michele Pacey said...

i totally missed these last few posts of yours (where have I been?) this pillow is awesome. i love circles (as you probably know) and i'm in love with this pillow! great stuff Catherine!

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