Monday, November 4, 2013

Busy, busy

 
I think I started making these to cushions a couple of weeks ago maybe but had to put them aside for a custom order of 3 cushions covers for a friend so this past weekend I finally got to finish them. I love how they both turned out but I'm particularly pleased with the union jack design. 

 I've been wanting to make a union jack cushion for a while now but wasn't quite sure how to go about it but in the end I decided to just appliqué the pieces on using Visoflex and finishing them off with a machine embroidered blanket stitch. Quite quick and easy once all the cutting out was done.
And this bright floral cushion reminds of all the colourful spring flowers blooming in my garden at the moment. This one is quilted with some wavy lines that intersect each other randomly breaking up the straight piecing and giving it a modern edge. Both these cushions have an envelope backing using a strip of a print from the cushion fronts and some fun ric-rac. These cushion covers are now listed here in my etsy shop :-)
And a bit of progress has been made with my first re-upholstery project. It now has a double layer of all new foam rubber and is so much nicer to sit on now. I felt ridiculously proud of myself when I finished stapling the foam on and made sure my girls noticed what I'd done. 

4 comments:

Wendy said...

They look great! But... it's not called a Union Jack, it's called the Union Flag.

Julie said...

I like your Union Flag Cushion - the chair has definite possibilities now.

Karen said...

Pretty cushions Catherine. I love the union jack design. I have one of my quilt 'wish list". I think you are doing an awesome job re-upholstering a chair. How did you afix the foam? It looks stitched on.

Rach said...

Liking your sewing work :)

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