Sunday, 21 October 2012

Come Up and See My Etchings

I finished a cushion for my best friend. It isn't a secret, so I am going to show it now - and then she can just wait and see how long it takes me to post it as she well knows how crap I am at wrapping stuff and actually sending it. The cushion is not a surprise, but when she gets it will be.

She liked the Etchings fabric line that I used copiously for Christmas presents last year. So when she came over for a visit she augmented it with some extra fabric and showed me which of my cushions she particularly liked. The rest was up to me. Therefore it will come as no surprise that I started it in February. At some point (probably when I was having visitors) it got packed up and put away. And forgotten about. That is until I was having a rummage about a few weeks ago and thought, 'What's this?' as I came upon a tidily organised zip lock bag.

Now 'this' is a cushion. I hope she thinks it was worth the wait.


Made with simple strips and squares, pieced in a haphazard fashion. Quilted with lots of echo quilting. And an envelope back. I didn't have a big enough insert to properly puff it out, but I think you get the idea of how it looks anyway.

This also means I have a second tick in my finished boxes for the FAL! This quarter might be a record of finished by the time I am done.

Susan

36 comments:

  1. Very nice, love the dotty fabric

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  2. she cannot fail to love it ............gorgeous !!

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  3. Great mix of fabrics and I love the dotty frame!

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  4. I don't know about her but I love it! Good to see you are clearing way for your new adventure in 2013.

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  5. It looks gorgeous! Lucky BFF

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  6. Oh you make me laugh!! Gorgeous cushion, I wonder if she'll get it before Christmas?!

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  7. That's beautiful and the post title gave me a giggle!

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  8. Love your etchings cushion! Particularly the the ta dots! Great finish Susan!

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  9. You know it is a pillow to me. I love it, the fabrics are lovely and I like the haphazard placement. The back is really fun too. Your friend will love it I am sure.

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  10. Your Ethching is beautiful! Di x

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  11. Beautiful, but how can we expect anything less from you.

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  12. I love Etchings too. The cushion is fab. What a gift!

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  13. OOh its lovely and I have a selection of those fabrics too - I may just have to dig them out now. Well done on your finish.

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  14. I would be happy to wait for a cushion like this!

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  15. It's a beauty and well worth the wait!

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  16. Oh its gorgeous! You certainly did get your moneys worth from that etchings, all that loveliness :-) Bestie is lucky, its a cracker!

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  17. Wow I just love this. The fabrics are a dream. You have had a very productive couple of days!

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  18. Look at you showing off for the FAL! What a gorgeous finish!

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  19. Its lovely - I bet she'll be thrilled!

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  20. Lovely cushion! The dots are perfect! (New adventure in 2013????)

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  21. Love it, those fabrics are gorgeous

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  22. How you produce a pouf of such perfection, precision and prettiness has me gasping. Really beautiful.

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  23. I recall vividly when you were on your Etchings kick. I wanted to run out and buy some of that line so bad (but never did ) and now Im kicking myself again. That cushion is the bomb!

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  24. Heh, love the surprise delivery idea ;o)

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  25. Thank you the pillow looks awesome. You know my birthday is coming up, right? I know I will probably have to wait until Christmas but it will be worth it. Thanks again I love it.

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  26. Totally gorgeous! Much better than any other etchings I've been invited up to see ;-)

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  27. So let me get this straight, we come to visit, bring some fabrics, eat some bread & cake & eventually you will send us a cushion??
    Great put the kettle on, we'll all be over!! LOL

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  28. Great cushion. Woo hoo on the FAL finishes so far!
    I like diegoagogo's line of thinking. I'll be there too.

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  29. These are such beautiful fabrics - just perfect for your pillow cover!

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