Monday, January 26, 2015

Spring Carnival Cushion Cover

This is only the third cushion cover I have made. I started the EPP in August and then put it away. The excuse was that I was not very pleased with my choice of background fabric. However, I could not come up with anything better and decided to just finish it.


I went out of my comfort zone and decided to add piping. It frames the pillow nicely.


In case you were wondering I used Dritz Home 3/16" cable cord and the fabric strip was 1.5" wide. The zipper foot works nicely for this. The pillow is 20" x 20" so the thicker piping works well. For a smaller pillow I would use a thinner piping.


The 1" x 1" quilting gives it some added firmness.


And now for the flip side. If you observe the first picture carefully you will notice I did not place the EPP piece in the center of the background. #*^$*#!!!!
I cut off more from the top than the bottom and only noticed it after the pillow was completed. The perils of late night sewing after you have had a long day at work.


10 comments:

  1. This is very nice and personally I love the background fabric. I also really like the look your quilting gave the cushion. Nice!

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  2. Love your pillow! And I never would have noticed your 'mistake' if you hadn't pointed it out.

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  3. It looks wonderful! Aren't quilting mistakes supposed to be intentional to remind us that although life isn't perfect, it is beautiful?

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  4. It's hardly noticeable now that you mention it. Really! The fabrics together are fantastic. Love!

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  5. Visiting from Fabric Tuesday! I really like this pillow and even the background fabric. I wouldn't doubt this at all... great EPP!

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  6. Your EEP 'misplacement' just gives your pillow and up or a down side - you could pretend it was intentional.
    I like your design, very striking with the fabrics you have chosen and I think the background fabric works well. The piping does indeed set it off perfectly.

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  7. i've been working with this same epp pattern but in a different fabric value layout. i love how it looks with just the two fabrics! it's so clean and crisp, which makes for a very nice cushion.

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  8. I can't see the mistake, looks great to me!

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