Monday, 16 January 2012

Monthly Make January 2012

Well, now I'm mobile once again I have been sewing and turned my tapestry into a cushion.

I do love this, I bought the kit on a wonderful day out with my two friends Lynda and Beki, and I spent many hours chilled out over the Christmas period sewing this.  My back pain kicked in just after Christmas so this was a welcome 'sat still' distraction.

In total I think the tapestry took about 50-60 hours and it took about half an hour to turn it into a cushion.

I snaffled up some cotton duck in the Cath Kidston online sale and used that as my backing.

Generally when I make cushions I always add a zip and I have never made an envelope style cushion I thought it was a cop out for people scared of zips, but I'm a convert, it's just fine.

I did try a few variations and it seems a 4" overlap is what works best for me.  So simple to do, this will half the time it takes me to make any future cushions.

I would like to enter this as my Monthly Make for January 2012, I have popped a photo over in the Flickr file.

♥ Back Soon ♥ ~ 


Faye said...

It looks amazing! I am definitely part of the envelope cushion because I'm too scared of zips group! Maybe this year I should try a zip or 2!

ohsewbeautiful said...

Beautiful cushion!
I never got the hang of sewing zips onto my cushions, so I use the envelope style too! I suppose you were the one that bought all the English Rose oil cloth in white ;)
I managed to get it in green, so all good! Was it easy making the tapestry into a cushion?
I have one on the go at the moment, (still a long way to go ATM)
Jodi, OSB Xx

Ali said...

Oh that is lovely and looks fab with all your others. I like how you have done the envelope style -hmm might need to pinch your idea xx

LaaLaa said...

Oh my word, it's beautiful! I wish I'd got one too now. I really love it. The cushion back looks great too. I never use zips in my cushions and if I do, I add it to the edge seem for ease. I prefer an envelope back. Your's is just gorgeous! xxx

Rebecca said...

Wow this is incredible, such dedication.... it looks amazing! x

Pink Milk said...

Your tapestry is beautiful and what a great choice of CK fabric for the backing.

Another enveloper here too - truth be known, I'm a zip virgin! ;-)


moleymakes said...

Your cushion looks lovely. Good choice for your backing fabric.

I wouldn't have a clue how to put a zip in. I would've gone with an envelope style too.

Love from Poppy said...

Amazing cushion Kandi1

Country Rose said...

This tapestry is Gorgeous, I loveee it. That would have taken me sooo long to do! The Cath backing fabric looks lovely too.

Ashley xxx

♥ Miss Tea said...

Well done you! 50-60 hours to make the tapestry cushion? gosh! but it's soo soo gorgeous i just love it! i love all of your cushions so lovely! i did bought the same cotton duck from CK sale, cant help it!

x susan

Gem said...

Lovely cushion :) I have a couple of tapestry kits knocking about and it hadn't occurred to me to make them up into cushions! Might have a go at this in future :)

Barri-Jayne said...

Your tapestry is very beautiful, well done!!!

Barrina xx

xx Nicki (home bird)xx said...

I would love to have a go at one of these kits. Is tapestry difficult? Are there lots of different stitches to learn or just one type? What would you recommend I do to learn?

The cushion is gorgeoussss... I love it.

Nicki xx

Courtney said...

CUTE! xx

jill said...

Lovely cushion,hope your back is better now,and thank you again for the giveaway prezzies I received them today and love them.Love Jill xx

Sandie said...

My kind of flowers too!
Very beautiful, all those hours!

Well done!

Sandie xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic monthly make. I quite like the look of envelope cushion backs. It's a great place to put a label. Well done you.

Josie-Mary said...

Just lovely :) x

Riddlers cottage flowers said...

That is just beautiful.x

Liz said...

Lovely cushion - the tapestry is beautiful.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Twinkle Star said...

Fantastic makes, the tapestry looks beautiful and I love the fabric on the back x

delia hornbook said...

That is really beautiful and so pretty. dee x

Annaboo said...

Love these cushions - good tip about the envelope size- I've never sewed a zip before, so this sounds easier!
Have a fab week.

cindy said...

LOve, love, love your blog.
I’m following and know I will learn much from you.
So talented.