Sunday, April 28, 2013

My first and probably my last.....

Piped cushion cover that is.   One of the ladies in my quilting group is a sewing teacher and when she offered to run a workshop on how to get that professional piped edge on a cushion I was the first to put my hand up.     That edging is something that I have admired  for sometime and I can now see why they are just so much more expensive than just a plain edge.    They are very fiddly and time consuming  but I am pleased with the result which is below.

The second cushion that I have recently made is another one of the pleated cushions.  It was a gift for our DIL's mothers on her 60th birthday.      I chose the colours for this one based on the outfit she wore to our son and DIL's wedding.

And last but not least is another tabletopper that I made recently as a "hostess" gift for a friend who was hosting a reunion dinner for a group of us who have known each other for over 40 years and in some cases a lot longer than that.   We all went over separate ways due to getting married, moving away from the area, having families and work.     We met up again around 5 years ago and now make it a twice a year reunion to catch up with each other.      She loves butterflies so when I saw this fabric I knew that it would be going to a good home.  

I have also been doing some secret sewing - more on that later.

I hope to be back soon with some lovely autumn photos.   In the meantime happy sewing.