Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Vintage Embroidered Patchwork Cushions.

Hello! I hope you don't mind MORE embroidered patchwork. You've given me such wonderful feedback about it over the last couple of posts.
I hope its not getting boring?
This is the pretty patchwork cushion that I have just posted off to Jane. I do hope she is happy with it when it arrives. This piece of embroidered linen lent itself perfectly to stripes.

Here is the back. I like to use as much of the embroidery as possible, so if I can put some on the back as well as the front, all the better. I must admit it looked rather nice sitting on my guest bed waiting to be posted. I became rather attached to it.
Yes, this is the waterfall AGAIN. I never tire of it, so I'm afraid you'll see it over and over again. I passed it today on my way to the post office which is next door but one to...
the Milkchurn Cottage Gift shop. Where...

I dropped off some MORE embroidered patchwork.

I really enjoyed making this cushion. So much so that...

I made another one. Luckily I managed to cut up the linen so that I had almost identical flowers and foliage left over to make the second one.
So now they are both snuggled up together in the gift shop waiting for someone to love them.

Oh and the back! Yes a little bit of embroidery here too.

Till next time, love Fi x

21 comments:

Hen said...

Gorgeous, Fi, you clever old stick, you! Hope your relationship with the shop is a prosperous one!
Hen x

Carol said...

Beautiful Fi. I really think you have done a wonderful thing with these embroideries. I really love the cushions so much. I can see them sitting on a little vintage sofa in one of those re-vamped ancient caravans!
Cx

Homemakers Tales said...

Clever girl the patchwork is to die for ! i must check out my trunk i,m sure i have some but i,m so much better with a hook than a sewing machine ! x

willywagtail said...

Never afor being you. It is why we keep coming back to see such beauty including the waterfall. I never tire of the beauty around me either, be it the love of our pups or the songs of birds in the big tree out the back. Cherrie

beadywitch said...

Totally love that waterfall, and i cold never tire from seeing it through your eyes and the cushions from this and your last post....very very clever, makes me want to sew.........xox

SharonK said...

Beautiful cushions you are very talented. You have just given me an idea...seeing as I have only found one embroidered linen so far, I could make some of my own for cutting up!! No, not by hand (god forbid)I have an embroidery sewing machine, with the right pattern, it might just work...

marigold jam said...

How beautiful they all are! I had a go at something similar but was nothing like as successful with mine - how I envy you your ability.

Love your blog and no I wouldn't ever get bored with seeing your creations.

Jane

Thecraftytrundler said...

Your cushions are beautifully unique!! Love the little flowes on the back too!!
.....and we could never get tired of seeing that waterfall, it's lovely!!

Sharon xx

nataliejane81 said...

Your gorgeous creations never get boring :) I really wish I had your skill with a sewing machine & a few scraps of gorgeous fabric!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Beautiful as ever, you are so gifted... I am sure those cushions will be snapped up...

I love where you live so snap away and show me again!

x Alex

Lyn said...

I love them!
You are so brave though, I can't actually bring myself to cut the embroidered cloths I find. I just either buy them and use them as table cloths or leave them on the shelf in the antiques/junk shop!
Love
Lyn
xxx

marble rose said...

So so so so pretty - I love them. Quite inspired to do something now with all my fabric - or, I could send it over if you like?!


Fleur
xxxx

Yarn Over Hook said...

hi Fi,
how much is your last cushion?
Alison

email ~ alisonjcoll.aol.com

silverpebble said...

Oh my word these cushions get better and better. How exquisite they are.

Shabby Chick said...

You're so talented Fi, I wish I could do work like that! Absolutely beautiful cushions.

Mel xxx

Felicity said...

oh i love the patchwork embroidery, they are so pretty! fliss xx

scj said...

Just discovered your blog and what a delightful feast for the eyes it is!! So many lovely, gorgeous things made by you. I'd love to know how you made that decision to 'escape to the country'. It is something I am hankering after more and more now the children have grown up.
Thanks for all you are sharing on your blog.

Sheila

Rubyred said...

Just beautiful! I'm sure they won't be in the giftshop for long!
Rachel x

Kate said...

I just discovered your blog today, August 8, and I simply love it. I have been embroidering like mad for several weeks. It's an art I learned as a little girl and have not done much since then as I love to make quilts and that takes all my time. Your blog is beautiful. You English ladies have the most beautiful blogs in blogsville.

Maggie Ann said...

How pretty! I'm sure someone will come along and love them to pieces! It looks like a wonderful shop too. The touch of embroidery on the back of the pillows is just 'icing on the cake' making them reversible and oh so special.

Anne said...

You have to read my "of all the blogs in all the world" post. It's here - http://annelee55.blogspot.com/2009/08/of-all-blogs-in-all-world.html

How cool is that?