Pixels

Whilst away on my sewing weekend last month I made a cushion cover for my son’s 7th birthday. He’s a total minecraft addict, so I knew what I had to do! I browsed around on pinterest for some ideas, printed off a picture and set about gathering lots of sludgy greens and browns. (backstitch shop have a good selection of affordable solids).

The cushion ended up being a monster floor cushion as I didn’t want to be fiddling around with teeny squares – Mine were 2.5″.

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Getting a big enough inner cushion was a challenge but I found one on eBay.

Needless to say he was very happy with it and has spent many happy hours sitting on it in front of aforementioned game.

Now let’s hope he doesn’t go off minecraft any time soon.

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September Sewing

I’ve never quite got in the swing of doing a monthly round up of sewing projects (some months there aren’t really many!) but I have a few things to share and it just so happens to be the end of the month, so here goes!

First up is this pencil roll, which I made for a 7th birthday party my youngest was going to. A very nice simple make – apart from all those pencil slots, which seemed to take an age. I took my measurements from here but added elastic and a button instead of the ribbon tie.

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My other finish is the result of a hand sewing project which I started last summer. It started off a as a quick grab of random scraps before heading off to a festival last August, then accompanied me on many trips away in various states of finished-ness all year.

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As the hexie fabric was a bit of a random selection I decided to make them in to a rainbow so create a more striking look.

I finally sewed on the last row of hexies this summer and made it into a cushion. I used some Essex linen which I bought from America (ironically!) ages ago. I used some to border my coffee table quilt.  I also managed to do my best concealed zip insertion yet – can you see it?

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I quilted all over of it with dark blue Aurifil thread – not sure if that was the right thing to do but at least it will keep my hexagon stitches from undoing!  I opted for piping round the edge, which I prefer to a quilt-type bound edge. I opted again for navy blue, which really frames the rainbow of the hexies.  I really love this bright addition to our muted living room (although its getting less and less muted the more I sew!) it’s a lovely bit squishy size and full of the memories of all the places spent sewing it.

Oh yes…pictures!

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