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« on: May 19, 2010 08:58:58 PM »

For Mother's Day my mum asked for some cushions. I know Mother's Day was ages ago but I've only just finished them.



They're made from green linen and some purple fabric I got at the thrift shop, I don't know exactly what it is. The Butterfly is a reverse appliqué, my first time using that technique. The outside of the butterfly is embroidered, which took forever, but I'm very pleased with the outcome.



I'm pretty pleased with them, except that the covers are slightly too big for the cushions, even though I made the covers to fit them. So who knows where I went wrong there.  I can't wait to give them to Mum!  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 09:12:03 PM »

I love them! Grin
Great colours and design, loving the reverse applique.
I have an idea if your interested to make them fit better as I have had the same problem before, just stitch a decorative seam an inch in all around the cushion, cushion is nice and plump and the fabric makes a kind of decorative border, that even makes the cushion look like you meant to do it that way, very professional.( you could stitch along the purple border, so it is flat and the cushion is the green part, hope that makes sense)
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010 12:02:36 AM »

I love them! They are beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010 12:57:19 AM »

Beautiful cushions.  I love the detail and love the way you added the embroidery.  A wonderful Mothers day gift.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010 01:59:52 AM »

Thanks! ScrappySue that's a great idea, but I think I'll leave them as is as I've kinda grown to like the bagginess of them.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010 06:38:33 PM »

they are lovely and i'm not that clever about pillows but i think it could be a bonus that they are slightly big, as it doesn't put a strain on the appliqu that way. 
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