Monday, 28 January 2013

Finished... Happy Christmas Cushion

Happy Christmas Cushion, from The Birdhouse
I am so pleased with how this looks... I bought the fabrics a while back, & a few weeks after they arrived, I saw the pattern online... of course, I ordered the pattern immediately! It combines two of my favourite stitching loves - stitchery & hexagons...

 
 I stitched a zip through the middle of the back instead of the suggested fold-over. Being that the cushion is rectangular, I had to make my own insert, amazingly it is lump-free! Some very fine interfacing has been pressed behind the hexagon panels to give extra strength to the hand-stitched seams between the hexagons.
A few comments have remarked on the fabrics, they are Nancy Halvorsen fabrics. Being that I have missed it for January, I am nice & early for my "1 Xmas Item A Month" for February;)
Thank You to Natalie Bird for such a fun design that I will be making again for sure...

I did enjoy watching the Men's Final of the Australian Open, just a bit disappointed that Andy Murray was not at full strength, that would have made for a more competitive match ... Well that's how the game rolls, & Novak is a great player. Sadly the end of the Australian Open signals that school is about to start again, but there are some days left to have with mr12 before he heads off into the big world of Secondary. He is my last one, & this is the first year I have ever had only 1 child at school, being that his older siblings are twins. I confess it does all feel a bit 'grown up', to him & me both, in our own ways... but I know he will be fine.

Let us continue to send support, love and practical aid where possible, to our fellow Aussies who are currently experiencing the extremes of fires or floods.

35 comments:

shez said...

i love this Anthea i am going to have to buy the pattern,well done on a gorgeous finish.xx

Sandi said...

Beautiful Anthea, I think I am going to have to track down this pattern too...darn you...lol

Sharyn T said...

It looks fabulous Anthea. Sharyn:)

Maria said...

Oh Anthea your love of Hexies and Stichery has come together beautifully in your Christmas Cushion.. LOVE IT...
Well done..

Sharyn T said...

Fabulous Anthea! Sharyn:)

Kaye R said...

Love your Nancies, I am a biiiiggg fan of her fabrics and am now in love with your cushion. Big thumbs up for your finish and gorgeous cushion....

Susan said...

It's a beautiful finish Anthea, and it will be lovely to have out next Christmas. Good luck for high school and the year ahead.

Dot said...

It turned out beautiful! Thanks for sharing what the fabric is. I love it.

I have my 12yo 'baby' heading off to secondary school as well. Our last one.

Christine M said...

Your cushion is just lovely Anthea. My baby is off to secondary school too! I'm sure it wasn't that long ago he was in Prep!

Jeanette said...

Love it Anthea. Looks fabulous. I hope my hexies arrive this week. Hugs,xx.

gracie said...

Just love that pillow!

Anita said...

Hi Anthea,
I was admiring your stitcheries and the fabric and now that it's all made up it looks superb!!! That is one heavenly cushion. Our thoughts are with our fellow Australian's who are experiencing the extremes of fire and flood.
Regards, Anita.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks beautiful Anthea. Well done.

Cardygirl said...

Fabulous cushion!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful Anthea. hugs xx

creations.1 said...

Happy Christmas Cushion is the perfect title for it - looks fabulous!

Maria said...

Absolutely stunning, Anthea! I might have to buy that pattern lol!

Simone said...

Lovely cushion Anthea. Yay

suzitee said...

This is just gorgeous Anthea...I love it!

Charlie and Wendy said...

I think your cushion is gorgeous, how could it not be with such lovely stitcheries and hexagons!!

barb's creations said...

Beautiful cushion Anthea,I must hunt up this pattern and have a go at making it as well.Yours turned out lovely with the fabrisc you chose to use for it :) Barb.

katherine said...

One word ... gorgeous!

Kate said...

Your cushion is lovely, Anthea!

Wendy said...

This has become a beautiful cushion! I need to put this on my to do list now that I have seen yours finished!

Susan said...

Love your cushion! Thanks for your thoughts for us on the east coast - we got off relatively easily - but no power on a public holiday sure did put a hole in my sewing plans - but at least I still have a hosue to sew in.
Hurray for the end of the tennis - TV can get back to normal.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Anthea the cushion looks fantastic...

Fiona said...

Anthea.. it is fantastic... love the colours, love your work
Hugz

Val Spiers said...

What a great cushion. I love the colour combination and the stitcheries make it look very bright.

Helen Marasco said...

I love it absolutely gorgeous !!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

This is so cute!
I love that you used a zipper in the back instead of the fold-over :)

Katie

Narelle said...

Gorgeous cushion Anthea and thankyou for sharing :)
I have added your pic to the "1 Xmas" page.

Deb R said...

Ohh tis a lovely cushion, I love Natalies stitcheries too cute.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Looks fabulous, well done, the combo of the stitcheries, hexies and that fun fabric - smile making :)

Mistea said...

Beautiful start to your 2013 Christmas stash.
Love those fabrics too.

KAYLEE said...

The cushion is gorgeous Anthea

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