Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Butterflies and Feathers Cushion

This was a gift I made for a friend over Christmas.
I fussy cut the butterflies from some gorgeous fabric and machine appliqued them to the background.
I did the same with the leaves.
The flowers are 3D made from Suffolk puffs and were sewn on by hand at the end.

 Basted and ready for the free motion quilting which I did on my Janome 1600P on the table top.
I used one layer of Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding.

 I used a polycore cotton thread made for machine quilting by Empress Mills, a family run UK manufacturers.

 I was really pleased with how the quilting turned out on this.

 I finished it off with a ruffle in a slightly darker shade of blue.

A little pearl bead finished off the center of the flowers.

 Cushion measures 13" x 18" excluding the ruffle.

A little sad to see this one go - turned out so nice.  I must be on a roll !
Thanks for visiting today.


Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Fabulous pillow with beautiful quilting and accents.

Joan said...

Rhianon - your quilting is beautiful.. you just answered the question I asked on fb... you are very artistic. I am curious how you made the ruffle? Loved seeing all the photos.

tirane93 said...

your quilting is lovely as always and the design idea is so unique! what a great gift you've made.

Michele said...

Oh it is so pretty. I can understand why it was hard to gift away.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Rhianon, this is so beautiful! I always enjoy seeing what happens with a plain piece of fabric and then......your beautiful quilting!

liniecat said...

Utterly beautiful - could we be friends please??
Id cherish one of these too! lol
So beautifully quilted and I love your little Suffolk flowers, so very lovely.

V.E. (Wales) said...

Another stunning creation Rhianon - what a treasure to own...... Please do you know the name/source of the lovely butterfly fabric??

Dorian said...

That is really very, very beautiful!! You did a fantastic job on it.

Sue Daurio said...

just amazing, the quilting pushes it way over the top, love it.

Sandi Whitford said...

Amazingly beautiful design and of course quilting! Inspirational!

manos de chicureo said...

Me gustó mucho. Las mariposas aplicadas hermosas y el acolchado aún más.
Saludos desde Chile.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I am so happy you shared how you make these pretty butterflies on your quilts - I have admired your appliqué and 3d effects for a long time! You should teach a class! :) I would love to try something like that, you have inspired me. :)

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