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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. Lovely cushion, Heather ~ great job!

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

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  12. Another beauty Heather ... Bee xx

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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

    Stephanie

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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

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  21. 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

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




    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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