Monday, 16 December 2013

Cushions for Christmas

I've been umming and ahhing over whether or not to show these on my blog before Christmas, but finally I decided that it is safe. The chances of my Mother-in-Law or Father-in-Law reading my blog are next to nothing, so I thought I'd show the pair of cushions that I made for them.

My Father-in-Law is a lover of birds, especially birds of prey, so my husband asked that I use my New Zealand Falcon pattern for him. We both felt that a Morepork for my Mother-in-Law would complete the pair beautifully.

I chose fabrics that I thought would go with the interior of my Mother in Law's house, but I also tried to use fabrics that would give the birds texture. I wasn't too fussed about being correct to the colourings of the different species of birds- lets call it artistic license shall we!

In the interests of getting these finished, I opted to stitch the ditch around the birds and then use simple wavy line quilting using my walking foot in the background. It worked remarkably well. I would definitely do this again if I need a quick finish.

I just realised that I forgot to take any photos of the back of the cushions, but I added simple covered zips using Chrissie's tutorial.

I must admit that I'm very pleased with these two cushions. I hope they are well received. More Christmas makings to come one of these days...

I'm linking in with the Cushions for Christmas Blog Hop

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10 comments :

  1. Your cushions look awesome!! I am sure they will love them.

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  2. I bet they love them! Personalised gifts always go down well.

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  3. These are totally and utterly adorable and will be well loved for sure x

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  4. Both your cushions are just gorgeous! I'm sure they will be very well received!!

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  5. Oh my goodness - they're fabulous! Thank so much for linking up with the blog hop!

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  6. So stunning! I'm sure they will be gratefully received!

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  7. They are lovely and I hope they are appreciated and well used.

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  8. No doubt they will love them and the thought and effort that has gone into the details! They're Gorgeous Juliet x

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  9. I love your paper pieced work - these bird in particular have a real 'movement'. How could they not love them!

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