Saturday, 27 July 2013

Poppy Cushion (up-cycling)

27th July 2013

Another glorious day!

I was on the beach, paddling, at 8am.



My dog Jack enjoys paddling too, but always turns away when I try to take a photo of him-a bit like me!!


I decided to look through my stash of fabrics and found a piece of cotton lawn printed with 'poppies' and a 100% linen table runner.



I backed the lawn with vilene and a thin layer of wadding and stitched around the poppy shapes in red, the stalks in variegated green and black for the centres. It was really good practise in free machining to follow the design and I was pleased with the result. It took about 40 minutes. 


I stitched this to the centre of the 'cushion' using a wide satin stitch.

I then made the cushion again using satin stitch.





I also prepared another project which I hope to stitch tomorrow.

Watch this space!!