Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Cushion Love

I am happy to report that the corduroy was a dream to sew with. I am totally in love with it and have added it to the list of things that I must have (even if I can't have them right away).

Now I am sure that there will be people who shake their heads in despair at me, but I thought it a really good idea to use the selvedge edge to sew the zip to as the cushion back wasn't lined or quilted. This way I didn't have to deal with hemming and other faffing about stuff. It worked a charm as far as I was concerned.

You may also have figured out that the only long zips in my stash are blue. The same shade blue that pop up in my cushions time and again. It may be time that I invested in more long zips, though I must admit the blue has worked with just about everything I have done.

But let's skip all that stuff and get right to the important bit. My HR cushion is complete! Woohoo!

I am not sure that I have the words to say how this cushion makes me feel, so we will stick to a simple, easy word - happy.


The zip went in a treat not having to deal with layers of fabric and wadding like I usually do. There was next to no stretch in the corduroy so hence no muttering and cursing from me.


Now I can just sit and look at this cushion - absolutely no one is putting their butt near it!! Just saying. Nope, I'll just sit, look and smile. Happy me.


Susan

53 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. There is nothing else to say.

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  2. Perfect. Ummm you sure I can't come and steal it?

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  3. gorgeous, must pluck up the courage to move onto zips in cushions, still frightened of them lol

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  4. It makes me happy to look at it too :)

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  5. I really like the blue on the green.

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  6. Super cute!
    Happy to see all those wee "snapshots" of HR fabrics, Susan. Love it!

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  7. It is gorgeous! Have you already had the 'touch' and suffer conversation with the girls/hubby? ;-)

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  8. Absolutely the most perfect cushion ever!

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  9. wow! its totally gorgeous!! a special cushion :)

    rachael

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  10. Lovely indeed. No wonder you are happy!

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  11. It is lovely and I love the contrast between the zip and the green corduroy - a job well done! So what's next on your list?

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  12. You need to get endless zipper :)
    Gorgeous! Don't just adore it.. cuddle it

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  13. It's a lovely cushion Susan - be happy.

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  14. So gorgeous - I love all the fussy cut centres. And making the most of selvedges is just savvy sewing!!! x

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  15. Love the selvage idea. Very clever.

    I have cushions that are just for show too...I'd be whaling the stuffing out of anyone who put any body part near that piece of art !

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  16. It is gorgeous Susan and as they say in these parts, "it's no furr leaning on"

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  17. Limey green and bright blue - looks fab!

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  18. It is such a pretty pillow Susan...I just love the freshness of it.

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  19. Love the contrast between the backing and the blue zip - I have used corduroy before for pillow backs and I really like the texture it has!

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  20. That's one Happy cushion! Just perfect!

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  21. Your cushion cover is a 'thing of beauty' and the blue zipper is perfect! Well done!!!

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  22. looks fab Mrs, I rather like that green and it's especially great with the blue zip, glad it went smoothly on the sewing front- although it does always make me laugh when you get all sweary! (does that make me a bit cruel??). x

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  23. Totally love it! The green cord is perfect! And the blue zip works every time for you!

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  24. So glad you've finished it, I'll be right round ;o)

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  25. You've made my night with that beauty.

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  26. Stunningly beautiful. A real treasure!

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  27. Just seen the puppy in the teacup! Looks brilliant - definitely a to-be-looked-at cushion.

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  28. Sounds like a great success - looks beautiful Susan!

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  29. Absolutely fabulous missus! Loving that splash of blue on the back - just tell everyone it was a design feature! Jxo

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  30. I think that is a great idea to use the selvage for the zipper edge.

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  31. I love it, and especially the green corduroy!

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  32. it is a perfect cushion, for sure.

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  33. Very nice! love the blue zipper. Gotta/gonna try some corduroy myself.

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  34. oh, yes, your cushion would make me happy too. Lovely!

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  35. Gorgeous! And your zip looks pretty much perfect from here ;-)

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  36. It's just perfect! No regrets then, cutting up that precious fabric :)

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  37. Beautiful cushion!! Enjoy it!

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  38. It is really lovely and fun, I like the blue zipper.

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  39. Makes me happy, too, just looking at it!

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  40. Oh this has turned out fabulous....very very happy cushion.

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  41. Congrats, Susan! Love how this turned out, and the blue zip is definitely Molli Sparkles approved! Hide some pins inside of it so they really feel it when they try to sit on it. That will teach them!

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