Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sashiko Cushion {Finish}

This one finally made it's way across the sea to the UK today, so I can show you the cushion I made for Nat in our little swap. After a few stumbles (and abandoning my original idea completely), I decided to use the sashiko panel I made for my tutorial in the Something New blog hop and make it into a cushion.


I cut a piece of batting the same size as the cushion insert (14" x 21") and used simple QAYG to add off-centered borders around the panel. The teal fabric is an Art Gallery solid - I've never used these solids before, but I definitely will again. They are just gorgeous - they have a really soft hand and remind me more of a voile than a quilting cotton. The texture once it's quilted is just to die for.


For the back, I used some Melody Miller typewriter fabric - which coordinates so perfectly with the solid on the front (and works really nicely with the thread colours I used in the sashiko).


Thankfully Nat likes it - but still, I'm pretty sure I got the sweet end of the deal with this swap :o)

The kids are on Easter break until next Wednesday, so I doubt much sewing will get done in the next week or so. I hope all of you who celebrate Easter have a great holiday!

xx Jess



12 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It's gorgeous Jess! I love the Sashiko, really pretty. Also loving your profile pic :)

Di said...

Such a nice cushion. You have done the sashiko beautifully. Di x

Nat at Made in Home said...

It is mine!! Woohoo!! So pleased, sitting on the bed in he spare bedroom, pics to come! Great profile pic, wonder who made that headband ;)

Beth said...

The Sashiko is beautiful!

Charlotte said...

it's lovely!! Lucky Nat :-)

Heather D. said...

Really great! I love that blue.

Janine said...

This is beautiful and very chic. I'm sure Nat will love it :)

Katy Cameron said...

Nicely done, I'd die for the typewriters alone ;o)

Annabella said...

I love the Sashiko cushion - it's understated beauty is wonderful.

Kirsten said...

Love your cushion! The Sashiko stitching is so beautiful.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

That's a lovely cushion! Lucky Nat :-)

Jessica said...

I love it! All of it is drool worthy but those typewriters...love them!