Friday, September 20, 2013

Liberty Cushion Finish!

So pleased to be able to share a lovely Liberty finish with you today!
 

I've posted my progress on this a couple of times, so I'm not going to repeat myself again here! You can find the details in this post if you're interested in how I made it.


Suffice to say it was made with gorgeous Liberty lawn charms, which Ali of Very Berry Fabrics kindly sent me to play with, pieced by machine and handquilted with perle cotton.


I finished it off by adding piping, my first time trying this technique. I'll be very honest - although it looks fine in the photos, I didn't find it easy, and its not entirely perfect, but overall it looks ok and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Plus I learned a lot, and I'd love to try it again - I think I'd make a much better job of it 2nd time round.  I decided not to push the boat out too far, and used a simple envelope back with some Hope Valley which worked perfectly with the front.


I really love this cushion and seeing as I need some fresh cushions on my sofa, it will sit there very happily. I want to say a big thank you to Ali of Very Berry Fabrics for sending me the fabrics to try. The Liberty lawn is just beautiful fabric to work with - so soft and dreamy. Ali specialises in selling Liberty fabrics to quilters - she sells beautiful little bundles of Liberty lawn charm squares, scrap packs, die cut hexies etc for really great prices - the sort of money that you'd spend on a few takeaway coffees each week.  My new plan is to start buying a few packs every few weeks and gradually build up enough of a stash to make a quilt. If Liberty has been on your list of fabrics to try, you absolutely should pop over to her shop and say hi - I promise you you'll be sucked in!! You'll also find her on Facebook where it's well worth following her, as she often posts extra special offers there before they hit her shop :-)

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.




13 comments:

Emma said...

Beautiful cushion! Well done on the piping. It looks great for a first try!

knottygnome said...

beautiful! the piping really adds to the look.

Sarah said...

Looks very classy!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

It is just adorable Sara!

Leigh Anne said...

It's even lovelier than I imagined from the sneak peeks :) Keep trying the piping, it definitely gets easier with practice!

Annabella said...

So pretty Sarah - I have a super size granny block in Liberty (from Ali) and linen...you are inspiring me to dig it out and make it in to a cushion :)

Flying Blind... said...

Looks super, and well done on the piping!

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous! Your handstitching is beautiful as always.

anyadahab said...

What a beautiful cushion. I love the outline quilting - it really makes the shape stand out.

Katy Cameron said...

It looks very elegant :o)

Nancy said...

It's gorgeous. I can imagine a whole quilt using this pattern.

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Gorgeous. Beautifully made...love all the details!

LynCC said...

Nice :) I love the backing you used for it, too.