Monday, 24 October 2011

A Gift for Annie

Annie, one of my Material Girls friends, had a birthday recently. She had requested spots, stripes and checks ... this is what I came up with. The stitchery is by Annie Bird and can be found in her book, From the Heart. I used scraps from my hexie fabrics for the border. This was a hard one to part with ... it looked very nice in my sewing room.



I used a cheery red spot for the back.


Lots of sewing happened this weekend. Unfortunately I can't show any of it yet but as Christmas seems to be approaching rapidly it won't be too long until all can be revealed. Oliver was oh so helpful (NOT!) when I was trying to cut fabric.


 I have discovered another use for binding clips. They are really good for keeping fabric pieces for a block together until you are ready to sew them.


Anyway, have a good week. Hope you find time to be creative.

20 comments:

  1. your cushion is so lovely !!!
    Oliver is very nice to help you !
    Florence

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  2. Nice to have some help from Oliver! Love that cushion - no wonder you wanted to keep it!

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  3. that cushion is so sweet,lucky Annie,what a helpful cat Oliver is,lol.

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  4. Oliver ha lo stesso colore della nostra Fury.
    Il cuscino è fantastico.
    Ciao

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  5. Oh my, that pillow is gorgeous Christine.
    I love it. What a lucky friend to be getting this.
    Oliver is being very coy today :)

    Margaret

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  6. What a lovely pillow! I love stripes and dots too, and stitchery is beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  7. The pillow is adorable! And thanks for sharing the tip of using the clips to hold block parts together. That's ingenious!

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  8. And I do love my pillow - I look, touch and feel every day.......it's gorgeous. Still can't comment properly......Annie xoxoxox

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  9. The cushion is beautiful! I love the colours. Isn't Oliver sweet, offering you help like that. I have a Moppet and a Mittens who frequently offer their assistance on the cutting mat too.

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  10. Love the pin cushion, I'm not surprised it was hard to pass on! Mmmm, cats really do like to 'help' don't they.

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  11. That is one drop dead gorgeous cushion! Annie is a lucky friend indeed to be getting such a beautiful gift.
    Great idea for the binding clips! I must try that I'm always getting in a guddle when I'm cutting.
    More photo's of Oliver please.... he looks so cute!

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  12. The cushion is gorgeous, I love the stitchery and the fabrics, Annie is indeed lucky. Oliver looks a pretty pussy, what I can see of him!

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  13. Ohhh.. I love that PILLOW...:O))))

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  14. That is just the prettiest cushion.

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  15. Delightful cushion - a very lucky friend - what a fabulous gift.

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  16. I would have a difficult time giving up that pillow as well...so adorable. Oliver wants to be the center of attention. I've been trying to lay out quilt blocks for days and my cats slide right into them.

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  17. The little pillow is beautiful Christine.

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  18. I love your little pincushion.
    So cute

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine