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vendredi 29 juin 2018

Applique and some new cushion covers

The patchwork ladies met this week - sadly I completely forgot to take photographs of all their lovely work, especially as we were joined by our UK resident member who was visiting for a few days. The new technique for their sampler quilt is applique and this is the block that I have given them to work on.
 
 
 
I really enjoyed working on this block and hope that they do too. I found the design on the internet and have adapted it to my needs - sadly I can not find now where I got it from so apologies to it's designer as I am unable to credit you!
 
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The cushion on my favourite garden chair was looking distinctly grubby at the beginning of the season and as it is not washable the next best thing was to cover it with some fresh, clean fabric. I remembered some ticking samples that I have been hoarding knowing that 'one day they will come in handy'! So out they came and I used the largest pieces to cover my cushion.
 
 
 
This was a quick and simple project so I was enthused to use some of the remaining fabric to cover a couple of our other garden cushions. Five cushions later and I was very happy with my work and the bright new look my garden chairs were getting.
 
 
 
 At this point I was left with one un-covered cushion and a pile of ticking offcuts. Well I like a challenge and so I was determined to get that other cushion covered to match. First of all I cut as many 5" squares as I could from my offcuts then I started piecing together the oddments and cutting more 5" squares. I must say that the last four squares were a pretty close thing but all I had to add to make the cover complete was this narrow strip of thick cotton shirting.
 
 
 
Voila! - lots of nice new cushions. Perfect for sitting and enjoying our current hot weather. Well, actually, it's too hot to sit outside most of the time!
 
 
So perfect weather for sewing indoors! Have a great weekend.
 
 

17 commentaires:

Gail a dit…

Lovely job! It will be lovely to sit on your patio-once the heat subsides!

Rachel a dit…

Well done - a really efficient and thrifty use of fabric!

Chantal a dit…

Great job on using up what you have on hand... and such lovely cushion in the process. They do brighten up the place. Congrats. ;^)

Pamela a dit…

The applique block is gorgeous! Well done on the cushions!

Radka a dit…

Wow, there is no stopping you, LOL! I love the stripes, they make such lovely cushions. Don't leave them in the sun too long,or they will loose colour; happened to my patchwork cushions :-(
Pretty applique block!
xx

Kim a dit…

Your ticking cushions look fabulous! How lovely they look all sitting together. The patched one is lovely; those off cuts were made for each other. Love your applique block; it is so pretty. Your applique flowers look fabulous on the background water colour-like fabric. Hope it cools down a little so you can enjoy sitting outdoors on the cushions.

kiwikid a dit…

Fantastic work with the cushions, they look wonderful, you did well using all the fabric too. Love the applique, very pretty colours.

Shez a dit…

Hi Lin love love love your block the colours are so pretty,and well done making all those cushions and your scrap one looks awesome,hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend xx

Michelle Ridgway a dit…

I love your applique block Lin, its beautiful! Great job on your chair. Those cushions are wonderful and they look so fresh!

Karen a dit…

Your chair and cushions look so cool. You must be chuffed they all turned out so well. Happy Summer!

Maria a dit…

Oh Lin your chair and cushions all look lovely and summery...

KaHolly a dit…

Very nice applique Block! I’ll bet they were all as lovely!

Ondrea a dit…

What a beautiful applique block! Looks like your cushions are multiplying. LOve how they are all different but match.

Bethan a dit…

Lovely applique - the fabric is such beautiful colours! I love your chair cushions; they look so smart x

FlashinScissors a dit…

Pretty appliqué! Great cushions, Lin! Especially the one from the offcuts!
Hope you get to sit outside soon!
Hugs,
Barbara xx

Sheryl S. a dit…

Pretty applique block and what wonderful cushions they have turned out lovely.

Allie-oops Designs a dit…

What gorgeous covers - I especially love the patchwork one!!!