Thursday, September 22, 2011

Old Yeller

Yep, I dang done finished that darn cushion. Seemed to take forever.


I'd been thinking about making this for a while, ever since I saw this picture in Maison Créative. The wall art is made from yellow cardboard; I liked the hexagons and also wanted to mimic how the shadows changed the yellow by using different fabrics.


It finally took the deadline for Rachel's Celebrate Color Colour (see, doesn't that look better) competition to get me off my backside and do it.

There is piping and the quilting is fairly heavy - hexagon spirals made with my walking foot (still not brave enough to try free motion).


The back has an envelope style closure with an extra row of triangles. Nice and simple.


Would've been simpler if I hadn't done this:

Bottom panel sewn on back to front.

I don't know how I end up making silly mistakes like this. Thoughts must've wandered.

(Source: People magazine)

Umm. What?

Oh, right. So, I really like this cushion because it gives a nice bright pop of yellow to my couch and goes so well with my other handmade covers.


Why you little...


Nothing a nice glass of rosé can't fix.


I'm just finishing off this little project...


...and then I get to pull my Go! Baby out of its box. Yay! Hope you're all having a great week!


Marg said...

Swoon! oops Hugh Jackman does that to me, and a glass of rose, no make that a bottle, would be great right about now.
Love the pillow, those yellows are so bright and cheery, and it looks (looked) fab with the other pillows.

KendasCrafts said...

That's fabulous! Love the quilting!

Cally said...

Dang! Well darn done, it really is a beaut :)

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Iyiyi! Look at those cushions! Girl, I love those fabrics, the design, the colors. Off to poke around the rest of your blog!

Susan said...

My week has just brightened from reading your post! I was only just thinking about doing something in yellow! You have inspired me to think about it some more! And I also did some similar hexagonal quilting this week! only George Clooney was my distraction; Hugh does look luscious in this photo BTW!!!

**Anne** said...

Love your cushion, all yellowy, bright and cheerful. Good ole Hugh, so easy on the eye isn't he?!
Anne xx

Bloom said...

Dang, I'm sure lovin' everythin' 'bout this 'ere yeller cushion. My thoughts this week have been wanderin' here ... again: Be still my beating heart :) Glad you're emerging from the hazy depths of the first few weeks of a new babe and thinking about making and men again :)

michelle said...

those cushions are to die for. you are a whiz

Lauren said...

Love your cushion. The quilting is perfect for this design. You've got a good chance in the competition from what I can see. Love the photo of Hugh too.

Debbie said...

oh my goodness! Those are such beautiful pillows. What lovely work - amazing quilting!

Lindy in Brisbane said...

God I love Hugh. And it's been a while since you gave us any Hugh candy, so thanks for that.Was there anything else in that post?

blandina said...

I love your handmade cushions, and the last addiction is absolutely charming.

Eva said...

I love the pillow and the inspiration behind it! :-) It really turned out beautifully front and back and the quilting is really cool! Your covers really look great together, really inspiring! It seems that I'm fed up with the ones I made last year, so I think I'll try some patchwork, next time! :-)

The plus quilt sneak peek looks great! Love the colours!

And Hugh's back! Yay!:-)

Jessica said...

this is amazing. period.

Anonymous said...


Love all the yellows - I think you captured it perfectly.

Also love the other cushions as well.


seelvana said...

i don't know what i love most, if your pillows or mister Jackman. You confuse me, oh.


Casey said...

gogeous cushion!! all your pillows are really gorgeous!

nook. said...

beautiful cushions!!! you make me laugh. love your sense of writing! xo

Tanya said...

That's a seriously gorgeous cushion!!! (The others are fabulous too.) Good luck...and thanks for that Hugh Jackman moment. :-)

Miriam said...

Well, I saw Hugh Jackman when I read your blog the other day and totally forgot to leave a comment! Lol
Your yellow cushion is perfect and I love your bright ones too.
PS. I'm with you, its colour!!!)

Hitch and Thread said...

I love this post and your cushion. The quilting and piping make it so beautiful.

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