Monday, 7 February 2011

Cushion talk

While the geckos are waiting to be needled down, I started another small project. Because that's what we all do, isn't it?
My mother in low has been looking around for new cushion covers and could not find something she liked. She wants two for her bedroom and I think she needs another two for the sofa in the living room as well!

For her bedroom she wanted blue and grey, but I think a little bit of red will be just the eye catcher the cushions need on top of the quilt that is already there.
Taking out these Civil War colours is just a feast! Although I am not used to working with these colours, I do like them a lot. I just drew some lines within the measurement of 40cm (16") and worked it out from there.

In her living room the colours are more classical, and these beautiful fabrics are just a perfect match.

The design for these two are from the book Oh Sew Easy Pillows by Jean and Valori Wells. When I left Singapore, she give me this lovely book. Lovely and simple designs for a 'stylish living'...

Next step is quilting the cushion fronts before attaching to the backs. Hmmm, I would like to continue right now, but there other things waiting to be done. Like going to the post office to get these Siggies posted to Holland and the States!

By the way: mom, if you want some too, just let me know! Ciao from Brazil! Hilde


  1. Nice cushion cover! I'm sure your mother in law will love them. Isn't she lucky to have a daughter in law who makes her things ;). Have a good week. Love Vreni x
    PS: And I love your new sigie blocks too. So cheerful.

  2. Mooie kussenhoesjes heb je gemaakt!
    En je siggies... die worden steeds vrolijker!
    groetjes Marijke

  3. Hoi Hilde,

    Daar ben ik nog een keer.Je verkoopt ze ook? ja, dan kun je moeilijk een werkbeschrijving neer zetten!!
    Begrijp ik.
    Ik heb al meer dozen gemaakt,ook uit repen karton.En dan met stof beplakt.Heel er leuk om te doen. Vandaar dat jou dozen me meteen opvielen!Maar jij maakt ze toch weer net iets anders. Ook je kleuren vind ik leuk.
    Ik heb op een handdrukkerij gewerkt waar ze katoen, zijde en wollen stoffen bedrukten. Kleinschalig maar apart!En als je die stoffen eenmaal leuk vind, zie je zoiets meteen!

    Ik heb je blog in mijn linkenlijst gezet,kan ik je makkelijker terug vinden!

    Groetjes Thea♥


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