Monday, 26 December 2011

what I've been working on recently - a cushion!

I don't make cushions as a general rule- they're small...and fiddly...and, well, not very satisfying.  I make quilts, and they're mostly biggish ones.  But for my city and guilds assessment, I made this cushion.  The photos don't show up in the order I thought they would (I never can seem to get that right) but I'm sure you can follow them.  I used plain white homespun and some of my hand dyed fabrics.

I had to show where I had tried out various different things for the quilting and applique, which slows down the process considerably.  Usually I decide on something then just go ahead and do it.  If it doesn't work, I say 'oops' and then unpick it or, more likely, tell myself that's what I wanted to do in the first place!  I did find it useful for this project though, as I changed my mind about a couple of things after doing the samples.   

On the whole, I'm pleased with my cushion. I hope you like it too.

Cheers, Cat


LeeAllan said...

Hi Cat, love your cushion and the colours you have used. Good on you, for doing something you would not usually do, stepping outside your comfort zone!! LeeAllan

cat in tassie said...

Thanks LeeAllan. I'd never put a zip in a cushion before, so that was another thing that was a bit outside the comfort zone.

Martha said...

Hi, Cat,
I am late seeing your comment on my blog about "ghost quilting." Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Then I located your blog and admired the beautiful work on the cushions. I share your love of cats, so sorry about the loss of your big fellow. My husband died (age 81 of Parkinson falls and brain bleed) seven months ago and my 17-lb cat is a wonderful companion. I wish you well as you manage your MS. Art quilting is a comfort for many situations! Martha Ginn