Thursday, 16 January 2014

So said I


So I started a new cushion........a chance question led to a spontaneous burst of new cushion!

Just a little cushion it was going to be......


16 circles, which suddenly grew to 25.......and why not!


Just a little join-as-you-go, and then the border.

And anyone who's ever made a cushion knows it doesn't stop there......!

a certain amount of commitment takes it to the next stage.


darning in those ends! has to be done, nice and neat. Only a hundred plus!


time to machine sew a cushion cover now and over-lock the seams. Then the final mission is to hand stitch the crochet to the cover. Totally not the best the bit!! That's what thimbles are for right!

So not quite finished yet. It's a lot of work. I think they look fab, but it's a lot of work!

And although I've been sizing this one up for my couch, it will be going in my shop! :-)

and so said I.

26 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Hi! I am new to your blog and looking foward to reading along. Your cushion cover is lovely! xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's looking great, I tried the join as you go method and got myself in such a muddle, I'll have another go because it will save so much time...keep going! :) x

Penny said...

It's a true beauty and labour of love Heather. I can appreciate all the time it takes to make one of these x

Chrissie said...

That is one happy cushion! The colours are delightful, and you really are a perfectionist with the way you are constructing the cushion! It would be hard to part with that, but I can imagine it will go to a very appreciative home! Chrissie x

Stins said...

What a pretty sight...!
It's so much fun making cushion covers, isn't it?

Roses around the door... said...

Your work is truly beautiful :)

RedSetter said...

Love the cushion cover and respect on all the work involved.

Linda Gilbert said...

The colours you have used are so restful yet energising. I really like it. Love Linda

my little red suitcase said...

I just want it to be made well if it's for sale really! x

Jacqui Galloway said...

Fab cushion!

gilly said...

Well said, and well done! It's beautiful...
Have a happy weekend,
Xx

Maggie said...

It's so pretty xx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

bright and happy colours!!! just what we need in these rainy greyish days!!!!
xxxxxx Ale

Haafner said...

Lovely cushion, Heather ~ great job!

Robbie said...

It is gorgeous, Heather. So says I... :) Hope you have a great weekend!

the linen cloud said...

Another beauty Heather ... Bee xx

sky-blu-pink said...

Wow! Such a great choice of colours! Lovely to see how it evolves!

Candy Pop said...

Wow, it's gorgeous - I guess it's the new one you mentioned. Very much in love!

tutto riciclabile handmade/ragdollsvfk said...

Its beautifull,it takes a lot of time and patience
To make a beautiful handmade product,but at the end...feels good hey!

Gillian said...

Oh, gorgeous, gorgeous. You always use such lovely colours. I always make the back the same as the front when I crochet a cushion, but maybe this is silly of me - I should look into fabric backing perhaps. But I don't know how to go about doing it! I'll youtube it I think... xx

millefeuilles said...

What a splendid eye for colour you have! I agree with everybody: that is one beautiful cushion!

Stephanie

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Heather, Love your happy bright and colorful cushion!!!! Working with such beautiful colors is such an upliftment don't you think!!! Have a fun-fabulous week!!!
Love
AMarie

Hannapat said...

What a glorious sight to brighten up my day. I love the colours you have chosen and I think the end result is going to be a stunner. This is one particular project that I am really looking forward to starting at some point in life. Thank you for all your very supportive and loving comments, I really appreciate them Heather. Hope you have a lovely day xoxo

Trudy said...

This is lovely Heather. The top photo makes me want to just eat up those little circles of crochet : -)

Heldasland said...

What a delightful suitcase and those squares are so pretty I'm new to your blog and will be back to see the end result . The colours you have chosen are gorgeous

**Creative Carmelina** said...

stunning colours....you are so good at that!
thanks for visiting with me Heather!
have a great day.




ciao bella
creative carmelina