Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Well cushioned!

To celebrate the start of the school holidays, I took a sewing class last Friday. The class was about sewing an Oxford cushion cover, and as you know, I'm quite partial to cushions. I learnt a new technique for hiding a zip, and also how to make the easily recognisable flat edge of the Oxford cushion. (I wonder why it's called that?) The fabric choices were all plain, so I went for a light colour and plan to embellish it in some way. Not too sure how easy it will be to do as it's all stitched together now. It might mean some of the decorations have to be hand sewn!

Oxford cushion (5)

Of course, that made whet my appetite for making more cushions, so yesterday I sewed another Contact Print Cushion. I used some squares from a pack of Kaffe Fassett prints and a gorgeous deep blue for the contrast. 


I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I used a variegated quilting thread in blues and purples which looks quite pretty. Miss Flo loves it too (naturally) - she was fast asleep when I went outside to take photos but her cushion detection skills are obviously very sensitive!!




I'm off to Bedford for a few days for Fibre-East tomorrow. I'm helping to set up on Thursday and Friday, am shopping with Snoopydog on Saturday and volunteering on Sunday. I'll tell you all about it on Monday! No doubt there will be a purchase or two! xxx


Anonymous said...

Oh, how lovely!

Susan Pinner said...

Love the cushion and the furry friend..are you at Fibre East this weekend? x

knittingsandwich said...

this cushion turned out fabulous! it looks gorgeous with that teal chair.
flo has, of course, claimed it for her own! that's a very good sign that it's of highest quality, flo has the highest standards :)

Lynne said...

Your cushions are brilliant. I absolutely love the colours in Flo's cushion!!