Friday, 5 April 2013

I've finished something!

Yesterday I completed my first finish of 2013. A couple of posts ago I showed the cushion (pillow) top I had completed using "cocoon" by Valori Wells. It's now been transformed into a lovely puffy cushion for our sofa.


The back is made from Honeycomb in sunglow from the Modern Meadow range by Joel Dewberry.
I managed to insert an invisble or concealed zip using my new zipper foot. I inserted it about two thirds of the way down the back, next time I'll insert the zip  in the side seam which should be easier.

Once on the sofa the family will lean on it, I know that's what it's for but I still have trouble dealing with it! I have some more of the Cocoon fabric to make another cushion but need to decide what design to use.

I've also finished anothe "Jazz Hands" block. Four down, nine to go.

   
Photo taken in the only shaft of sunlight I could find.  

Whilst looking on my computer for a photo I found this mosaic of some things I've made over the last few years. Three of the items were for swaps so have new homes now. I don't think I've shown them on the blog before.
 
Bye for now, Maria.

13 comments:

Fran said...

Love the cushion! Great fabrics.

Catherine said...

Your cushion is wonderful. I totally understand that you don't want anyone to rest on it:-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Your cushion is gorgeous! Such happy colours! And another Rose Star finished- good for you!

jan said...

Maria,
I love the Cocoon pillow. Sew pretty! And I totally understand about letting it actually be used! The Rose Star is gorgeous.I really like the orange in it!

sewkalico said...

You have a wonderful way with colour! Great finish!!

Amanda said...

Your cushion will really cheer you up, especially if the weather doesn't improve soon. I love your birdhouse quilt too.

Little Island Quilting said...

I didn't realise you were doing it too! Your blocks look really lovely.

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

Love the cushion, I just made one, and I moved it to a sofa that isn't in front of the tv so that my children are less likely to lean or it! I understand.

Muv said...

Hello Maria,

Gorgeous cushion, love it! The gallery of past projects is beautiful too.

I totally understand how fast you have to move to catch the decent light for a photo. Knew straight away you had to be in England when I read "cold ham in white sauce."

Love from Somerset,
Muv

Mack and Mabel said...

What a wonderful cushion. I just love it!

Nat at Made in Home said...

That cushion is amazing! Thanks for sharing on let's get acquainted!

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Your pillow is so lovely! So bright and cheery! I busted out laughing when I read "Jazz Hands." It immediately reminded me of this video. (The block is gorgeous btw!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuPSIbABYVU

Martha said...

Gorgeous cushion! I understand how you feel about not wanting people to rest on it. I'm the same way :)