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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

My Serene Finish...

Last night I finished my Girl On A Swing embroidery, and this morning I couldn't wait to get my cushion finished.



I had set my sewing machine up, and pulled the fabric for the sashing, all before the school run, so, by 9am, I was making!

The pattern in the book, you know, the fantastic Little Stitches, is a simple three piece treat, but having noticed yesterday that my chosen colours for the dress, leaves and indeed hair matched one of the beautiful Liberty Lifestyle prints I received a couple of weeks ago, I had to combine them, didn't I?

And so trimming my embroidery to 12.5" (conveniently the size of my ruler, any bigger gives me palpitations),  I was able to easily bring it up to a cute 16" cushion cover.  I added a little batting and simply quilted either side of the Liberty/Kona Snow seams, and sewed a little strip to the closing edge of the envelope back.

Honestly I couldn't be happier with how this turned out.


I had been planning on picking up a cushion inner in the village after school, but a quick look in a dusty storage bag I was sure only held bigger things, and I pulled out a new 16"pad.

Serendipity.

34 comments:

  1. Oh that stitching is amazing Had! What a beautiful cushion! Well done! Jxo

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  2. That has to be one of thee cutest cushions ever!! =D

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  3. Just beautiful! The Liberty is perfect!

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  4. Very sweet! Good for you for finishing so quickly! Have fun with #2!

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  5. Gorgeous, I love her hair and the little personality your stitching has given her :-)

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  6. This is seriously cute, my only trouble would be that I couldn't bear to use it! Suppose that front got grubby? It would e a 'show cushion' not a 'throw cushion'.
    Lovely.

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  7. Ooh, great combo there, love it :o)

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  8. It is perfect - well done! I thinki I will have to copy you and do similar sizes with a lovely border :)

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  9. Amazing how the Liberty frame transforms it from a nice little embroidery to a perfect picture - excellent colour matching Hadley! And the band of Liberty on the back is a lovely touch. I love the fact that you were crafting before even embarking on the school run!

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  10. She's so cute and I love the addition of the liberty fabric.

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  11. Hadley, you are so talented, and so clever! Your cushion is just absolutely charming! Hugs!

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  12. Lovely liberty.
    I like the stripe in the back.

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  13. Embroidery and Liberty, what's not to love! Gorgeous

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  14. The me orderly is beautiful and love the liberty print you chose! You should be very happy indeed with your cushion!

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  15. Great choice! I guess both E and P think the girl on the swing is them?

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  16. It's perfect really isn't it? The texture of her hair and dress is amazing. So are you an amazing student or Aneela an incredible teacher? Both I suspect. Fabulous make.

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  17. Look at the detail in her hair, Hadley. You're a needle wiz.

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  18. This is beautiful....I love the Liberty border.

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  19. Well matched and deserving of a quick finish! Hope you have some special place for it!

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  20. What a treasure you've created!

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  21. It's beautiful! Has it been claimed by one of the girls yet?!

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  22. Way to go you! Love the pop of colour the Liberty gives it. :-) xx

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  23. I have to get this book!! Your cushion is beautiful, gorgeous embroidery and Liberty are a winning combination.

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  24. she is very sweet and i love the tree

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  25. Really great choice of fabrics and it's nice to see the finished embroidery. I finally finished mine as well and I think I'll break out the Liberty too!

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