Sunday, 30 January 2011

feeling hot, hot, hot...


Today the temp has reached 35 degrees, at least. I vowed that i wouldn't be poking my head outdoors today, so what on earth could I do...
Sew!

This week I quilted my Stitching round the block square and hoped that inspiration would strike while I was doing it to help me decide what to make with it. Well it seems that it was destined to become a cushion cover.
I used the blue fabric that journeyed back home with the top as the back and some lovely tone on tone pink fabric for the binding. I am very happy with the result and it will now sit on my bed.
I am just so happy with this top. It was a lovely project that was a pleasure to work on, as well as working on the other girlies' ones.
I have written Lorraine, Fiona and Carol's names on the back in the order that they contributed to my block.
 Here is the finished cushion....


I have been having a great time sticky beaking other participants in Narelle's 1 xmas item per month and it is very inspiring and encouraging! I have had some fun surfing the net looking for more Christmas patterns to earmark for projects.On Friday I popped into Jemima's to buy some more fabrics to use as borders around my Park Avenue hexie flowers. While there I also bought some Christmas fabrics to rebuild my stash so I will have fabric on hand to make my gifts. My mind is a whirlwind of ideas!
I also have some stitcheries done, just need to snap a pic - will try to during the week. It is back to normal work this week so hopefully I will still have lots of crafting time.
Hope your weekend has been a good one..
Marina

forgot to show a pic of my finished 'life is beautiful' table runner for my swap friend Els..
cheers

10 comments:

Narelle said...

Awwwwww, your cushion is so gorgeous and a lovely idea to add the other girls names.
Nice header pic too.

Mistea said...

Love the cushion all done. Now you get to enjoy it every day.

Pretty table runner, love the way the circles look like bubbles just floating around.

Good luck with back to work.

Elyte said...

Oh Marina that pillow looks so, so lovely. Adding the names was a lovely touch. What a great reminder of an enjoyable collaborative project. Still loving those LIB stitcheries.

BubzRugz said...

The cushion has come out so lovely hasn't it.... We have been quite pleasantly warm today... very civilised to sit and stich and watch the cricket!
Hugz

The Patch Craft said...

Your cushion is beautiful. I was agreat doing my part for you.

Serenata said...

Oh the cushion looks great Marina, how lovely to have our names on the back.

The table runner is lovely as well.

val said...

Hi Marina, I am so glad you stopped by my little place in Blogland and for your comments on my little best friend Bella. We bought her on the 29th April 2007, looking again at the first photo, I wondered if she was perhaps younger than they had told us? But she is still quite young, and being a JR, she is a Big Dog in a little body! Full of character :0)
Monty and Coffee look like they are great friends, I don't think I have seen their kind before.
best wishes for a creative 2011
Val xx Oxfordshire UK

♥Giusy♥ said...

oh hello Marina pillow that's great! color harmony in a beautiful idea ....

Melody said...

I plan to turn mine into a cushion too. Yours looks amazing.

rosie said...

Marina, I have been browsing your blog, had to write and tell you how much I love this cushion. How did you get the other girls to do this as well - I think it's a wonderful idea..