Monday, 11 March 2013

Simple Does It


After much dithering I finally decided to keep the quilting on My Precious HR cushion cover ultra simple. I went with a double row of stitching between all the blocks, and stitching in the ditch around the middle (white) square. I want the fabrics to be the feature, not the quilting.


Then, this morning I trundled off to the quilt shop with it and held it up against a myriad of fabrics and eventually chose a lime green cordoroy. I rather like the combination though I know some people are not fans of green.


Well, it's bought now so that's what I'm going with. You green loathers - please lie and tell me it works perfectly well.

Susan

50 comments:

  1. I love the green with it, but then I am not a hater of green ;-)

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  2. soooo tempted to say "it looks bloody awful" but of course it doesnt! looks wonderful, ninny.

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  3. I think the green was a great choice - especially the corduroy part! It goes perfectly and the texture will be a nice addition.

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  4. I am not a huge green fan, but my only response was "yum". That Limey colour is just delicious. Perfect pop for you pillow.
    E xx

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  5. I adore green - and this is the perfect fabric to go with it. Yum indeed!

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  6. Your colour choice for the backing is perfect (and I confess that I am lover of green).

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  7. It looks wonderful and corduroy is so lush!

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  8. I love green, so I think it's perfect!

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  9. not a huge green fan, but it does look wonderful.

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  10. It is perfect and corduroy will be soft and cuddly too.

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  11. Green is one of my favourite colours so it gets the thumbs up from me. Di x

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  12. I love green, so I think it looks wonderful naturally!

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  13. Having a pop at me there now aren't you, and no, I don't like green much, I can never find just the right shade. However, in this case, i can honestly say I do really like the green for the cushion, it look perfect, and no, I'm not just saying that. And it's not teachers trouser corduroy now is it, it's lovely and soft strokable corduroy, looks deliciously fresh and spring like, good choice! :o)

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  14. I love the green! Perfect for such a fun and beautiful pillow! I need to follow your example and actually use my HR fabrics instead of just hoarding them.

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  15. I'm a lover of green and I think it's a brilliant choice. Cute goldfish, cute everything about this one!

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  16. I'm a lover of green and think this works well with the cushion. Which I'm working out how to steal...which I probably shouldn't have told you because now that stealth aspect of any cunning plan I may develop has gone by the by...

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  17. Green is my favourite so I have no need to lie! They looks gorgeous together.

    Enjoy quilting the cord! Not as difficult as I thought though I will have to watch out the nap lies the same way in each strip as I am quilting as I go!

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  18. Ok I can't read - cord is perfect for a cushion too! Ninny that I am!

    Jan and I are going to be raiding your house by the look of things! Get the guard gerbils ready!

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  19. It works perfectly. But in the interest of full disclosure green is my favourite colour!

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  20. I for one love the green corduroy!

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  21. Love green! Love the backing! I want to make an entire quilt from greens!

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  22. I love green....and HR .....do you need my address?

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  23. They look great together - but then I like green anway!

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  24. Lime green goes with everything...It gives it sparkle!

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  25. Delicious corduroy. Chuckling at Ange's description of "teacher's trouser corduroy" - so evocative! This is nothing like that!

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  26. Oh I love it Susie. I would never have chosen cord, but that really is the perfect backing. It's going to be such a tactile comfy cushion. Xxx

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  27. I think you chose the perfect shade of green for this cushion and agree with your quilting choice. The green I don't like is Pantone's colour of the year, their shade of Emerald is not to my taste but I'm just one. ;D

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  28. What's not to love about green cord?! I wish I could buy fabric like that at my LQS...

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  29. not a green fan but that looks great

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  30. I'm a green lover and I think it looks fab! Love the little fish cutie!

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  31. It looks wonderful ...(and Im not a green lover )

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  32. My favourite colour is green so I love it - it goes so well with the colours in your beautiful pillow!

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  33. I dont have to lie.
    Its perfect. Its a very snobby chartreuse, so there.

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  34. I think its a fabulous green

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  35. It works perfectly :) but then, I'm not one of green loathers - I like many shades of green and this looks like a lovely shade. (And I love corduroy)

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  36. Beautiful choice - perfect in every way xxx

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  37. not lying, the green looks great

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  38. The green looks great :) I'm not a fan of darker greens, but lime and other bright greens are on my 'like' list!

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  39. I'm not such a huge green fan, but I can live with in on my cushion ;o)

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  40. I'm not going to lie to you because I don't have to- I LOVE green! (There are others who don't like brown either, but put it with pink and its a winner!) The corduroy will lok fabulous!

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  41. The green is perfect! Would I lie to you? I LOVE green & corduroy so I'm totally sold! Jxo

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  42. How can anyone loathe green?? I love it...but then I am often in the minority lol

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  43. it would seem you know a lot of green-haters! why is green so controversial??

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  44. I can never say no to yellow based greens. The green looks perfect.

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