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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Back on track...

After the diversionary sewing of the last couple of days, I had to get back to the plan today, because there was that small matter of a Mother's Day present becoming due.

Back in the mists of time, I started cutting fabric for a purse, and then for some reason or other didn't follow through; so today I re-sized the lining using my copy of Emily's stonky pattern which you can find here, and pulled some natural Essex Linen and the last pieces of my Just Dandy fabric, the rest of my FQ resides happily with Mrs S in Australia!


I backed the outer panels with fusible fleece and quilted straight lines in orange 28wt Aurifil; which although the flower strips were different widths, I managed to line up the stitching, how cool is that!?

So that's a tick in the box, and will be gifted tomorrow when we have lunch with my folks.

Oh and here's a couple of pics of the finished cushion which I will also hand over tomorrow...


Now time to get back to some quilts!

36 comments:

  1. Awesome purse. I love the cushion too! Di x

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  2. I love the perfect alignment of that strip of fabric and the flowers in it. Gorgoues gifts, both of them!

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  3. Perfect gifts. I have been doing something similar today too

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  4. Wonderful presents! I love the way you used the fabric and orange thread!

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  5. All looking great! I so complacently had my present made several months ago, and then had no idea when the actual day was - since I'm not walking to work past the shops pushing gifts on us, I'm completely oblivious. Oh well, good job my mum's working away right now *ahem*

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  6. Love that purse! It looks so nice with those flower strips down the middle. And the way you managed to line up those seams - I'm in awe!

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  7. Love your purse, lucky mum. And I love the phrase 'stonky pattern'!!

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  8. I always forget that you have mother's day so much earlier than we do. Excellent presents, have a lovely day.

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  9. LOVE your sweet little purse!!

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  10. Your mum will be very happy with her pressies - and if she doesn't like that purse, I know someone who would! BTW I managed to pick up a FQ of Dandy in the aqua colour way. I think I love it even more!!

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  11. Fabulous cushion, and love the purse, i'm betting you got all weird about lining up those stitches didn't you, but you did a great job! :o)

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  12. Great gifts - lucky recipients. Hope you get spoiled tomorrow too!

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  13. sooo pretty! Love the fabrics in the cushion.

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  14. Your mum is going to love that purse. Clever dickie you are getting those lines to meet up.

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  15. Such a pretty 'summery' purse, and the colours in the cushion are fab!

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  16. Gorgeous pouch! Give T-bone a big hug from me! Jxo

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  17. Such a beautiful purse - love the stitching on the linen! And you pillow is fabulous too.

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  18. That purse fabric is just fabulous! Great makes!

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  19. Really gorgeous gifts - your mum is very lucky!

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  20. Well I know one Mummy who will be very happy tomorrow....lovely gifts! (Never heard of fusible fleece) Have a great Mothers Day x

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  21. Lovely, lovely makes Hadley - I'm sure they will be well loved in their new homes :-)

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  22. Oh I love how you got the stitching to line up. Cushion is fab to x

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  23. Eee! It's absolutely beautiful! I'm thinking of pulling out Em's tute this week!

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  24. your little purse would make this mama happy, so I am sure it did your mom too

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  25. Gorgeous purse! Lucky mum - I bet she'll love it. :o)

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  26. Love that sweet clasp purse and the pillow!

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  27. love your cushions and purse very pretty

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