Sunday, July 10, 2011


Once my sewing room gets tidied, I get seriously productive.

This week, a dear friend told us he was getting married in January.
Plenty of lead in time I know but I had an idea that needed to 'get out'.

Cushion fronts 2

So I raided my red scraps bin and some beautiful linen, and made them some cushions for their couch.

Cushion backs

Patch-worked fronts and backs.

Cushions - detail 2

And quilted on both sides.

Cushions on side

I inserted invisible zips using this excellent tutorial.
I wonder if I'll be able to wait until January before I give them!!

Also sewn in the last 24 hours:
  • Patches on a small friend's jeans where he had worn through the knees
  • Beehive blocks for Belinda
  • Completed the last 6 blocks on this quilt
  • A little more hand stitching on this quilt
  • Binding on a baby quilt that I haven't shown you yet.
 Tomorrow I have no 'proper' work to do and no kids in the house. I'll be stitchin' up a storm.
What's your plan?

Andi xx


Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

These are just gorgeous and stylish enough to be sold in the coolest Melbourne homewares stores! I love the backs too.

Frogdancer said...

Your FB status made me FINALLY start quilting the huge quilt I've been scared of.
(It still looks huge...)

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Boy, you ahve been productive! Love the simple stylish cushions.

anhaga sae / lisa said...

Just lovely! That linen is gorgeous! Lucky friends :)

meli B said...

Tomorrow? Stitching and cooking and then some more stitching. Enjoy your day of freedom.

CurlyPops said...

Love how you've patched together that linen Andi. Where do you buy your linen from?

Your Little Friend's Mum said...

LOVE these cushions...might have to get remarried myself. And thankyou from your little friend, who is very excited to see his 'new' jeans :)))

Unknown said...

Wow, I am impressed!! Such productiveness and beautiful too!! You are way ahead of the game as far as the wedding gift is concerned, good for you!!

Belinda aka beeware said...

wow,,so ahead of the game. there'll be no stopping you tomorrow!

quiltmom anna said...

Andi, I love your scraptacular mosaic quilt- the colors are beautiful and I bet those scraps tell some great stories too.

Your pillows turned out just terrific- thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

Yes agreed lovely cushions especially the woven effect. In fact a stroll through your posts and some fantastic work.

Annie said...

It's amazing what a tidy sewing room does for you not tO mention no kids in the house