Saturday, 7 April 2012

Opulence!

So, I'm a tease, I think you all know it!

A couple of weeks ago I showed the back of these, well, mini wholecloths really. They are now of course cushions destined as a birthday gift for a special person, my Mum has her 83rd birthday next week.
Now, although these red cushions look perfect in my room I know they will look great in her room too.





The cushions are around 20" square before binding with a 22" feather filler to make them nice and 'plumpsious'.  The fabric is like a shiny crinkled taffeta and is shot through with black, a bit difficult to photograph, the red tinged photos show the quilting a little better.  I did draw in some diagonal guidelines to keep me on the straight and narrow, and a few 'S' shapes on the one with the mini feathered wreath in the centre, but essentially these are freemotion hand guided, no computer (maybe in the future, who knows). I threw in the blue cushion, (you have seen that previously), but it shows the difference if you spend more time and push back the background, then the feathers have far more definition!



I love these cushions and have a lot of fun making them in between bigger projects, you don't need to stress about them and they don't take up that much time. How much time, well, someone asked me that today and I think I may have given a rather conservative answer so next time I'll time myself?



22 comments:

  1. Beautiful - you are so tallented...your Mother is one lucky lady :)

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  2. Opulence is a great descriptor. they are gorgeous!! your mother will love them

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  3. These are gorgeous! Your quilting is stunning!

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  4. Wow these are gorgeous. Your Mum is very lucky.

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  5. Beautiful cushions Kay - such fabulous quilting!!!
    A very happy birthday to your Mum - I'm sure she will love her present.

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  6. Oh Kay, these are so beautiful. Your work is amazing. Re the computer, you could record your quilting for future use and have the best of both worlds :)

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  7. Hi Kath, hope you had a good weekend, computers would open up so many more avenues for play wouldn't they? I'd love it....another addiction?

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

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  8. Great colour !!! I love shot fabric and the red with black is great. Your quilting is fantastic. what kind of size are they? about 20 inches? That looks tricky quilting that small.

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  9. Kay, I am always awe struck by your beautiful work. The perfection and textures you pull out of the fabric is breathtaking. Best Wishes to you Mum on her birthday!

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  10. Absolutely lovely work. I just found your blog after a comment on a quilting group site. I just love your work and also the part of Scotland you live in. I was fortunate enough to visit once 25 years ago and would love to come back again one day. It felt like home. Carly in South Carolina

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  11. Fair dinkum, Kay...I haven't checked up on ya for a week or so, and look what I almost missed??? I love those cushions, bet your mum will too, lucky lady...your work has come such a loong way over the couple of years...it's AWESOME...

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  12. Stunning quilting, Kay!!!!

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  13. Kay, these pillows are gorgeous! I can see the black glow over the red. Beautiful!

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  14. Incredible quilting, quilted cushions went right to the top of my must-try list!

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  15. Amei o seu blog e os seus trabalhos.
    Vou segui-la

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  16. They are absolutely gorgeous!

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  17. SPECTACULAR!!!!! I have been browsing this site and I must say your quilting is absolutely fabulous!!!!

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