Cushy Life

Welcome 🙂

I seem to have fallen into cushion (pillow) making mode recently. It’s a nice way to try out a patchwork design without having to go the whole hog and make a quilt. Long ago I made a cushion using Hawaiian quilting (here and here) and it has rested on one of my dining chairs ever since, I thought it looked lonely so I’ve made another.

This one has the well known orange peel design on it which was all over the internet a couple of years ago.

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I’ve used the same cream base fabric as the Hawaiian cushion and the same blue tones so although they are different designs they still work together.

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All hand quilted using Hobbs poly-down so the quilting pops out to create texture.

..and the obligatory view of the back 😉

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My next cushion is moving on apace. Remember at the start of last year I took part in a challenge to make an English Paper Pieced hexie flower a week? Well, I made the flowers but didn’t do anything with them so here are some of them being put to good use in cushion number three.20170526_081214

I will need to make three more cushions and am pondering on what designs and techniques to use.

Enjoy your week.

Until next time,

Chris x

 

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Busy Bird

Welcome 🙂

Can you believe that it’s the middle of May ALREADY?!! I love seeing all the growth in the garden at this time of year, our garden is definitely at its best in Spring and it explodes with colour before settling down a bit for the summer.

Hubby and I were on a walk a couple of weeks ago – taking a look at our local Bluebell wood when we spied this little butterfly cleverly disguised on some cow parsley.

20170501_113737Can you see it?Orange TipWe discovered later that it’s a fairly common butterfly called an Orange Tip – this is the female one which is a bit less showy than the male, and I’ve since seen the male version flying round the garden.

This little bird has been seen in the garden too recently!

20170511_17290820170511_17293720170511_17294320170511_172949A chunky fun loving bird with an mass of tail ‘feathers’ to flaunt 🙂

I had fun making him last week when a friend taught me how.

Have a lovely week end.

Until next time,

Chris x