Sunday, November 20, 2016

Cushion Cover Complete!

Well I tackled the cushion cover again yesterday after my trek out to Mississauaga to see Dear O'l Dad. The stitching for the braid was unpicked and the new front piece cut out and everything sewn back together again! It's now finished, filled with a down cushion (20" x 20") and sits on my daughter's bed looking quite nice. I just think the aqua braid could have been thicker as it's sort of hidden when the cushion is plumped up. I like it though, and I think she was right with the darker fabric choice afterall ๐Ÿ˜‰


The envelope backing turned out well. I thought I might have to add some buttons, but it seems to stay closed and not split open. The overlap there is 3-inches deep in case anyone is interested. I think I would add another half inch to an inch on the overlap if I made this style of closure again (or maybe add three buttons across the folded under section).


Glad to have finished this simple and quick project. As is normal for me, just getting started on something is half the battle. Once I get going on it I really enjoy myself and want to continue sewing!

The coral looks really nice with the aqua and teal embroidery in her duvet cover and the aqua on the walls.




Now that this is finished, I can once again concentrate on sewing & knitting for Christmas. I received some yarn in the mail this week for review! This is a new venture for me, but I'm really looking forward to making something with that. The colours are gorgeous in this pure wool by Noro. As lame as it may sound, I think I'm going to knit a scarf so that a simple 1x1 rib pattern will not have to compete with the gorgeous colours. There will be more on this soon. I first have to see if I can pick up just one more ball of this same yarn in a local shop to knit the scarf I have in mind. Three balls of yarn are not going to work.

Enjoy your Sunday folks! 
Snow flurries here today with a wicked wind from the north 
... and it was 17C just two days ago!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wendy

"Bye Bye Autumn"




24 comments:

  1. Beautifully done!

    We're getting steady snow all day today.

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  2. Looks good, was the braid hard to sew on?

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  3. Looks great Wendy!
    No snow here....but darn cold! And windy!
    Whereabouts is your Dad in Mississauga?
    I am at the 403 and Winston Churchill!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  4. Beautiful pillows...
    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  5. The coral and Aqua look beautiful together and I great job on the pillow. I always make envelope openings on pillows, usually with some contrast buttons. So much easier than a zip and I prefer the look.

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  6. Hello, the pillow turned out beautifully. I love it, the colors look perfect together. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  7. The cushion looks fab. I love the fabric and the piping round the edge sets it off really well. I bet she loves it x

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  8. Very nice Wendy. A snowy day on this Monday morning, roads not good so we are staying home today and I might do a bit of Christmas decorating.

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  9. I love the bright and cheerful fabric. And it's great to make this type of pillow cover (I have way too many pillows already) and I really need to change mine up! Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Hugs, Diane

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  10. The cushion has very pretty, tropical colours on this cold morning. Did the temperature ever drop last night! I checked the other post and thought that fabric was beautiful too.

    Karen

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  11. That is a lovely cushion cover. I liked the lighter material just as much. My sitting room is a mix of rusts, brown and cream. So this would look right at home on my sofa!

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  12. Oh it turned out beautifully Wendy!! Great job! I bet your daughter just loves it. ;) xoxo

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  13. That's a beautiful cushion cover, Wendy. The fabric is lovely.

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  14. The cushion looks fantastic Wendy,well done xx

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  15. what a fabulous cushion dear .loved the color so much .
    best wishes for your next yarn venture

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  16. looks great.. the blue green accent really makes the coral color really pop

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  17. Looks very nice.
    I like the colour and look of the fabric you've used.

    All the best Jan

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  18. Very nice, Wendy! Hope your visit with your dad went well.

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  19. Lovely. The braid is the perfect finishing touch.
    Amalia
    xo

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  20. Love the cushion Wendy ...how clever you are to put braid on , I'm afraid mine are usually plain ! Hope your visit to "dad" was ok x Gail xxx

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  21. Thanks for showing us beautiful red leaves.

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  22. The cushion looks wonderful on her bed. Well done, Wendy! I like the wall colour in her room too.

    -Soma

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