Tuesday, 30 July 2013

K.I.S.S.

Keeping it simple here, because stupid (aka Me) realised after dinner last night that the child coming for a sleepover today had a birthday recently. Said child is Helen's oldest friend. They have been playing together since long before they could actually walk or talk. Forgetting her birthday would be neither big nor clever.

Obviously my sewing time was rather limited. Therefore I needed to come up with a gift with a simple but effective design. I quickly pulled some of my most favourite fabrics and made a simple 12.5" block. Sashed it with white and got the perle out.


I backed the cushion with more of my precious MoMo and found yet another of my bottomless pit of long aqua zips, (Best thing I ever bought!) and got on with finishing it this morning.


With one hour to spare it is done. Helen is making the birthday card. We are in control - sort of, maybe.


Guess I might as well go clean the loos too, since I have time to spare. Oh the glamour of my life!

Susan

42 comments:

  1. Fabulous finish! Hey, do you have a bottomless pile of cushion forms too? Locks really super!

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  2. Cracking make there Susan and timed to perfection!

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  3. So beautiful - your hand quilting is immaculate - lucky friend of little one! It is a real beauty. Very impressed with how quickly you whipped this one up. Definitely beats cleaning toilets!

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  4. Its beautiful, what a great mum you are. Kids have long memories. x

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  5. working to a PANIC deadline seems to suit you xx

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  6. Wow that looks fab, and you turned it round so quickly, impressive, wouldv've taken me weeks to get my act together, well done!

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  7. Oh awks! I have been chewing my finger nails all day hoping you would finish! And look at that! Woo Hoo . . Bril.

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  8. You are one of those amazing people who work brilliantly under pressure! Most of us would have gone to the shops and spent way too much!

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  9. Impressive work! Do you have a settee full of cushion covers whose inners got pinched for a last-minute make?!

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  10. Livin' the dream, mama!! Brilliant gift - under pressure, too! Applause!

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  11. cool present, I'm impressed - even about cleaning the loos!

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  12. You are a good mummy! It's beautiful!

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  13. It turned out great! I think your perle stitching makes it extra special.

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  14. Very pretty cushion and good work!!

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  15. It's lovely - I bet the recipient is chuffed to bits.
    ... and fancy you! cleaning the loos - surely there was a WIP that could have saved you from that!

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  16. It's gorgeous! My birthday's in September, does that give you enough time to make another one? ;-)
    I've been cleaning loos this morn too - family arriving to stay later!
    Have a lovely week,
    xx

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  17. Turned out brilliantly! Phew! Jxo

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  18. You're Wonder Mum! Its beautiful xxx

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  19. This is one gorgeous pillow! Your hand stitching is perfection.

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  20. You did it in time and also in style. It is such a beautiful cushion. Di x

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  21. It's a beauty. Not only are your friends blessed by your talents but so are your children's friends. Perfect gift. A lovely finish.

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  22. Such a beautiful pillow, I love the colors and the hand quilting!

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  23. Wow! That's a fabulous cushion. Can't fail to please.

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  24. Phew !!! you made it ! it looks fab well done :))

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  25. Turned out brilliant, AND with time to spare! You rock!

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  26. Well done! And glamorous indeed - want to come and do mine too? ;o)

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  27. I'm sure she will love it....it's gorgeous.

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  28. Incredibly pretty and Im sure it'll be a hit.

    You amaze me the way you throw things together at such short notice!

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  29. For a rush job, that's one amazing cushion! Hope the birthday girl was happy.

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  30. Beautiful Susan.......just loving the fabric and the hand quilting! Marie

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  31. Super cushion and signature Susan!

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  32. I love stars. This cushion is so beautiful - love the fabric selections - wish I was the birthday girl in this case.

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  33. Love the cushion! How beautiful!

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  34. You did a beautiful job! I really like it!

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  35. That's stunning especially for a rush job, lucky friend.

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