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Friday, July 11, 2008

A finish - thanks to quilting friends

My blue couch has now got a brand new red and white cushion! And all I had to contribute was some sewing thread and a pillow form, and of course some fun work :o)

May Britt gave me the fabric for the Two Brown Chickens stitchery pattern by Leanne Beasley already marked, and she also included the embroidery floss. It was quick and really fun to stitch! I decided to make it into a cushion rather than a wall hanging - because a couple of my old cushions are kind of worn out *lol* I framed it with a 1,5" strip of a dark red fabric that Elin got me for a fabric swap a little while back - and look, it has tiny chicken tracks all over it:

I love this fabric, and it's so perfect for this project! The large floral was a present from my SBS friend Shelley -it's the fabric she used this for the backing on her beautiful SBS swap quilt from the 2006 swap (Shelley, I hope you don't mind me linking to your quilt!). I still have some more of the fabrics, so there might be a matching cushion coming sometime in the future...

Thank you so much ladies!
Sincerely, Anne Ida
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PS! To all you Elm Creek fans out there: Valerie has started a blogring called "Quilts through the pages" for fans of the Elm Creek Quilts series who also enjoy making quilts from the books - I have signed up, Erica has signed up, will you too?

20 comments:

Laila said...

Hi. You are realy clever who has done the stitchei so soon. I have got it ready to stitch but there it rest with the one I started on when Leanne was here in Trysil....I have some time trouble....And I WANT to make me a Elm Creek Quilt,but again WHEN....
Have a great week end. Hugs

Teresa said...

Very nice! I love the border fabric and sure enough, I enlarged the picture and that inner border fabric is absolutely perfect. Nice that you have pillow that will always remind you of your quilting friends.

Catherine said...

How fabulous. Love the stitchery and your border fabric is just perfect!

May Kristin said...

You are so clever and have such speed on! Love the stitchery and the pillow! Enjoy it!

Hanne said...

The cushion turned out great Anne Ida :-)
I have not started mine yet, but I have looked at the fabric and floss today.

Inger Lise in Norway said...

Kjempe fint Anne Ida. Den ble helt nydelig. Jeg har ikke startet enda, men tar det med til helgen Jeg har ikke så mange engler igjen LOL

Butterfly said...

Hi Anne Ida :o)

The pillow is so cute!!!!!
It will look wonderful on your couch :O)

Seems like you've had a fabulous time at May Brit's with the girls!!!

I'm doing a lot of handquilting these days :o) Thank you so much for helping me with the quilt :o)

I'm home again, but my blog is still on holiday ;-D

Have a wonderful week end!!

Hugs

Rose said...

Well done sweetie, it looks lovely!! Love the border fabric, perfect!!
A wonderful reminder of a great weekend with fantastic friends!!
Big hugs xxx

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty, Anne Ida!! It looks great in the reds!!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Your pillow is SO cute!!! The embroidery must have taken a very long time! The chicken tracks ARE perfect! Looks adorable! :)

Oh, and thank you so much for helping to spread the word about the Quilts Through the Pages blog ring, I do appreciate that! I sure hope we get some more fellow Elm Creek Quilts quilters so we can drool over their creations! :)

Guðrún said...

That pillow is so great and the fabric is perfect for it.

Stina said...

Love it...it´s so fresh in just red and white...perfect in your blue sofa!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

you have put me to shame getting this done so quickly........lol......I must put some more stitches into mine.......

meggie said...

Great idea, & lovely cushion!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

i just adore that Ann!!! You have done a beautiful job...as usual! Tracey

ELIN - "The quilt maiden" said...

Dette er berre nydeleg. Så kos at stoffet passa, då!
Dersom du tok ut Beas mønster for juni, kunne du vere snill å sende ein kopi til meg? Eg blei for sein.

Holly Elam said...

Oh how beautiful. I wish my embroidering looked that great. I am still new to it. I am slowly working on a pillow case.

Karen said...

I love chicken designs. It was a good idea to turn it into a pillow. And nice that your friend gave you the design already to stitch.

~Jess said...

I just found your blog through Google Reader, and I must say that I love your quilts! Especially your feathered star blocks.

I'm just a beginner quilter. Could you recommend a pattern/book for the feathered star?

I want to make a tablerunner for the winter and it would make wonderful snowflakes!

http://jwhite05.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Gorgeous cushion ... I love the red and white. The chooks are very cute.