Monday, 19 September 2016

Peach hearts hardanger cushion complete!

Here it is: the completed peach hearts hardanger scatter cushion cover. =)

I'm really pleased with the finished look of this one.  It was hard to get a good picture, because of the light in our current home.  I find it either too dark or too bright to get a good shot, but trusty Photoshop Elements is at hand to save the day, so you can see it in a respectable amount of light and detail.

I wanted to do a more detailed post on how I put this cover together, but unfortunately forgot all about taking the necessary photos until I'd almost finished.  Sorry!  Next time....


This is the backing fabric I chose - a sort of peachy beige based fat quarter which I bought in Taiwan.  It's been nice to use so many of my oriental fabrics recently, although I confess to having sold the majority of them (and others) last month.  Actually, I've halved my fabric stash - what an enormous relief that was too!  More about that another day though.

I didn't have quite enough of the plain peach fabric you see through the cutwork areas, so I used it where it was needed and put a border of white around it.  The backing is also lined so as to make it a bit less flimsy, especially in comparison to the backed piece of Oslo fabric on the front, which is quite rigid.

The last step was a 10"/25cm white zip.

This was a lovely project to work.  I hadn't done a decent sized piece of hardanger for such a long time and it was a real pleasure to do this one.  I loved using the Anchor peach multi-coloured pearl #5 and also putting one of my old Six Strand Sweets to use.  Later on, when I was sorting out which threads to sell last month, I found that I actually owned the matching Anchor multicolour stranded cotton and could also have used that, but I don't think anything was lost for not having done so.

The cushion/pillow's new owners are very happy with it and recently sent me a photo of it in situ on their sofa, (which you can see on my Instagram - link in the sidebar).

What's next?  The Bingley Show handicrafts tent displays.  Roll up, roll up!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2016

10 comments:

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

It's lovely, and the peach background really adds to it without overwhelming it with peach (not sure that would even be possible).

Irina said...

Magnificence! Threads, seams and hands have made tremendous work! This pillow, decoration of the house!

Rachel said...

That's a great success, indeed. The backing enhances the general effect beautifully.

D1-D2 said...

Lovely! That fabric at the back is so pretty.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Absolutely wonderful

Von said...

Gorgeous - every thing about it!

Wendy said...

it's really beautiful. Well done on getting it finished-finished so promptly

crazyQstitcher said...

Another Stunner created by you and so beautiful.

averyclaire.org said...

This is amazing. I LOVE the colors. So delicate!

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous pattern, subtle colour, stitching and finish, just perfect

 
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