These have turned out so cute, I have to share them early! Still have another couple to make, but here is a glimpse at a couple of pretty cushions I have made with inspiration from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year. The main fabric is Irish linen, which I love. The crowns are pink batik, free machined onto the linen. Both measure 30x30cm. I do hope to sell them quickly so I have space to do the other stuff I need to do!
One more for your viewing pleasure! And an update, all 3 cushions have been sold to kate at Ivy Heart in Shipston on Stour. From the way she reacted to them I seriously doubt they will be in the shop! They will have found their way to her house by this evening!
Large Crown applique with vermicelli and pebble quilting stitches for colour and texture
Detail of the stitching.
So there I was, waiting for the sewing repair man to open, and I thought I’d check out a little fabric shop in Kenilworth. Linda Harper’s is on the High St (opposite Sainsbury’s), nothing to shout about from the outside. I hadn’t been there in years, and wasn’t even sure if it was still there. Once inside I realised I had made a terrible mistake! There was no way I was getting out without buying something!! They have their cotton fabrics all grouped in colour order, then the linens, then the silks, you get where I am going… Wool and fleeces are in a different room. The temptation was ENORMOUS!!
So this is what I absolutely had to have before leaving. I was still looking for something for the Knot Dress, wouldn’t you know it, but nothing in my stash was right. I am not going to use any of these for the dress either, but I know they will come in handy one day! I figure they will make perfect vintage garments, they have that vibe.
Vintage feel cotton fabrics
Fixed sewing machine and overlocker in the boot, I head home, via Stratford. I have run out of calico, so headed to Fred Winter. Once again, a very dangerous maneuver! I added to the calico some vibrant red batik, which will be perfect for a 60′s dress pattern I got from Etsy last month, and a rather interesting Liberty print – which I think is the fabric for the Knot Dress.
Liberty Tana Lawn and Red Cotton Batik
What do you think??