Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Cushions







The cushions are finished and ready to be wrapped.
These are gifts for my three granddaughters and they are 6, 7 and 7 years old. They all love pink - however I decided that although I had embroidered with a preponderance of pink threads I needed to make the cushions in another colour.
Amazingly I managed to find some pale green gaberdine in my fabric stash (probably not surprising at all - there is so much fabric in that cupboard.

I am quite happy with the finished result . Thanks to Paula's instruction I lined the covers with carefully (?) quilted fabric - Warm and Natural wadding machine quilted onto some sheeting. I am grateful for Paula's advice as this made a big difference to the finished look of the embroidery on the cushions.
My Christmas stitching is almost finished Maybe I can manage to make one or two embroidered ornaments - I had great intentions to make a number of these for the tree this year but so far have stitched none. There is still a little time. Our tree will go up the week before Christmas when, hopefully, there will be plenty of volunteers for the job and all I have to do is sit and offer advice. Putting up the tree is never a problem but guess who gets to pack it all away in January!

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

These are beautiful!

Paula Hewitt said...

They look great marg - all the girls will be very pleased. Paula gives good advice - maybe she should take her own advice occasionally. :)

Debra said...

Very pretty pillows!!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh Maggie - these are so pretty. What wonderful gifts they will make!

Miss 376 said...

What beautiful cushions, what lucky girls

Jane said...

These are lovely. I generally like bolder colour schemes but these are fab.