Sunday, 18 November 2012

Spinning Canoes Cushion

My Chicopee cushion - now called the Spinning Canoes cushion - is finished! It's been sitting in my sewing room basted and ready to quilt for ages (a month?) but I've been completely stumped as to how to quilt it. I'd given up on creative ideas and was going to do dense horizontal straight lines - but changed my mind at the last minute, and decided to echo the canoe shapes on one on the diagonals.


I love the effect the quilting has achieved - it adds to the curved illusion of the blocks, without being too distracting, I think.



It's finished up at 20" so it's a lovely big cushion for snuggling on the couch. And quilting it has made me love it again :o)


It's nice to finally have this one finished and sitting on the couch! Linking up with Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations (button in sidebar).

I hope everyone has had a great weekend.

xx Jess

33 comments:

Samelias Mum said...

It looks great Jess. I love the quilting effect.

Catherine said...

Fantastic! And I love the quilting

benta atSLIKstitches said...

Oh, that's fab, the quilting really looks like ripples in the water, great choice of quilting x x

Charlotte said...

so lovely! If you change your mind about loving it you can send it to me. I'll give it a good home :-)

Di said...

So beautiful and the quilting just 'fits'. Di x

Sarah said...

Its really lovely Jess, that quilting is just right too, well worth waiting a bit longer to do.

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Wow! What a great cushion! The quilting is fantastic! Well done :)

Annabella said...

It's perfect - I just love it. I love these Chicopee prints and the canoes are perfect....and your quilting is the icing on the cake!

Jessica said...

It looks awesome! You really are talented!

Toni said...

it is so fabulous! I don't think you could have made a better quilting decision. Brilliant!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the curvy quilting, perfect way to echo the shape

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Jess! Your new pillow is most beautiful! What a lovely pattern and your idea for quilting is perfect! x Teje

Sharon said...

This turned out great! I am liking that fabric collection

Carla said...

So lovely. The quilting is great ; )

Little Island Quilting said...

Fabulous movement and texture.

Heather D. said...

So cool Jess. I just love this design, and the fabrics just make it perfect.

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous - love the effect of the quilting!

moira said...

Jess, you make my heart sing with your wonderous creations (and I haven't had any wine tonight!)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Gorgeous Jess. The quilting is absolutely perfect. :)

lemony lucy said...

This looks so wonderful! The bright colors and graphic shapes are lovely as is the quilting.

Kelly said...

Stunning - I love the curvy quilting!

Nat at Made in Home said...

It looks amazing!

Jenelle said...

This is stunning! I agree that the quilting is so perfect for this. It's like waves breaking on the bows of the canoes. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Utterly gorgeous! The quilting is perfect!

Theresa said...

Absolutely wonderful, so many different patterns to see in it.

Heather said...

Great design! Each time I look at it I see a different pattern emerge. The piecing and quilting are gorgeous!

Heidi Staples said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Jess! I haven't bought any Chicopee yet, but seeing your cushion makes me wish I had!

M-R said...

It's gorgeous, Jess and the quilting is perfect!

capitolaquilter said...

I've been eyeing Chicopee and the use here is wonderful, unique and perfectly quilted.

Kristie said...

Great pattern and pillow!

Jenny Wren said...

This is a lovely design and nicely finished.
I love being a stay at home mum too, filling in the gaps by sewing.

Franziska said...

wonderful! Nice fabric choice and the quilting is wonderful.

Kelli said...

Lovely pillow! Would you mind sharing the pattern you used?