Thursday, 1 November 2012

Wool Blanket Cushion WIP is Finished!!

I had a very enjoyable evening on Monday and finished my cushion made from woollen blanket scraps.
Above shows one of the flowers that I showed last weekend half stitched.  I love french knots, have I said that before?
This little birdie is a design which I came up with a couple of years ago for the Quilt Around the World Swap and has featured on several felt notebook covers.  I sold one of those books last week on Esty.
Lots of shapes and textured stitches.
I was sad when I ran out of room to add anything else and I had to stop the fun of actually making this cushion.
I have kept the back of the cushion quite simple with a double flap opening which has been edged with two rows of running stitch using purple wool.  The backing is made out of a lovely lilac woollen blanket which I managed to find.
So......drum roll please..........
I am sooooooo pleased with how this has turned out.  I put the edging on because at the workshop I could not find a piece of fabric the right for a cushion and I did not fully know what I was going to be making anyway.  I think it frames it and shows up the colours.
I have some scraps left and the lilac blanket which I found so I think another blankety based item will be in the pipeline.  I thought another cushion might be a bit much........any ideas?
I think the main attraction of this project is the hand stitching, which is great for evenings in front of the fire!
Many thanks for all of the lovely comments on the WIP post for this cushion and the response on Pinterest too.


jo said...

Love your cushion. I wish I could make something like that.

Lynne said...

Love it Love it love it! Great colours and fab little motifs. By gum you have worked fast! I have JUST finished the top for my cushion and faffing about making little felt 'tongues' to go round the edge.

Isn't it a great medium to work with?

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh, I do like this. Very elegant and understated :D

Tatkis said...

It looks so sweet and lovely! Great finish, congratulations!


Indigo Blue said...

Many thanks for the lovely comments. My hubby has not stopped daying how much he likes it? Ideal fabric to work with in the winter as well. I have a sawp item to finish off them I think some more evenings making something else is on the cards.

Carol said...

Love it! No wonder you enjoyed making it.
Carol xx

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