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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion [Hidden Zipper + Pointy Corner Removal Tutes]

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Haven't done any #selfishsewing in quite a while so took a day off from the computer (writing blog posts, tutorials, newsletter and sewing patterns) at the end of last week to have an afternoon at the sewing machine.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Chris Dodsley of mbCD purchased all items used in the making of this cushion cover. This post is for informational purposes only, no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared. 

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I finished this sashiko centre panel a few weeks ago and had already selected fabrics to transform it into a cushion cover so it was an easy project to get started on.

The Sashiko panel is a kit by Tulip called Sashiko World - Hawaii Hibiscus and I purchased it from my friend, Susan Sato @EasyPiecing.

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

BLOUSY BLOOMS PILLOW CUSHION
[Hidden Zipper + Pointy Corner Removal Tutes]

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I created the above cushion front using this Creating A Hand Quilted Pillow Cushion Front tute I shared last year.  If you don't want to add a narrow border around the centre panel you can use this How To Sash A Quilt Block tute instead.  

Creating A Hand Quilted Pillow Cushion Front by www.madebyChrissieD.comHow To Sash A Quilt Block by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The front fabrics are Chrysanthemum by Kaffe Fassett and a purple and green dot that I bought at in a fat quarter bundle from John Lewis in England - you can read more in this post.

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

And, of course, I used my own Updated & Even Easier Hidden Zipper Tute.

Hidden Zipper Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Attaching the zipper is so easy and NO PINS!!!  Try my tute and see for yourself!

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The lower back is Palm Fan by Kaffe Fassett, the Zipper Cover is Clown Stripes by Michael Miller Fabrics and the upper back is a Colour Basic spot by Lecien.  Thread is Aurifil 50/2 #4093 Jade.  The handsome dog in the background is Watson, my 3-year-old Havanese.

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Below you can see here how I've trimmed my corners using my No More Empty Corners (aka Bunny Ears) tute.

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

No More Empty Corners (aka Bunny Ears) Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.comBlousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I paired the cushion up with my Multicoloured Moods cushion - I've used the same Clown Stripe fabric with dots and another Kaffe Fassett - Belle Epoque so they sit well together, the FPP Butterfly is a pattern I tested for Juliet of The Tartankiwi.

Multicoloured Moods Pillow Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.comBlousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.comBlousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

When I posted the above pic on Instagram, my ex-student/now-friend, Aya who lives in Tokyo, saw it and was super generous in sending me this happy mail.  You have no idea how excited I am to get started on these, especially the floral one which I'm going to make up into a cushion also.

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Here Are The Tutes Again
Creating A Hand Quilted Pillow Cushion Front by www.madebyChrissieD.comHow To Sash A Quilt Block by www.madebyChrissieD.com Hidden Zipper Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com No More Empty Corners (aka Bunny Ears) Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com 

BLOUSY BLOOMS PILLOW CUSHION
[Hidden Zipper + Pointy Corner Removal Tutes]

Blousy Blooms Pillow Cushion tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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Chris Dodsley of mbCD purchased all items used in the making of this cushion cover. This post is for informational purposes only, no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.  

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19 comments:

  1. Wow there's a whole lot of colour going on your couch :-) What a great way to really showcase your sashiko. I am always tempted by those kits, but am never sure what I'd do with them at the end - knowing me, they'd end up in a drawer somewhere never to be seen again. Also, kudos for the selfish sewing! Always a big fan of setting aside time to just do the things that make you happy :-)
    E xx

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    1. Can't go wrong with lots of COLOUR, can you?!!! I know what you mean about the kits hanging around when finished. I'm going to put all my blue and white sashiko into a quilt and I'm collecting blue and white fabric on my world travels to put into the quilt also. Thinking it'll be a great memory quilt for when I'm even older and even greyer. It was seeing you talking about selfish sewing on your blog that made me decide to make something for myself for a change, I wanted to link up but couldn't as I had nothing to share. I must head over and see if you're still doing your linky, or maybe you're too busy with all your current travels. Super excited for you going to Ireland and looking forward to hearing the tales you have to share, knowing you'll be reminding me of home while you're there x

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  2. Thanks for the links to the tutorials. That zipper closure looks great. I love looking at all these beautiful fabrics on this grey day.

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  3. Such lovely pillow. The hibiscus one reminds me of being back home in Hawaii.

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  4. Super pillows...and so many tutes in one post! Thanks for the "round up". P.S. What is the blue iron-rest thingy? It looks interesting and useful.

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    1. Lol, the blue iron-rest thingy is exactly that, it's silicon and can take up to 428F. The thing is I just don't trust it. The fabric underneath it gets very warm when the iron's on it, so I wouldn't want to have it lying on wood or laminate which I guess is common sense, but from the start it made me nervous. To be honest, I might as well throw it away, it's frequently in my way! It was only $3.83 when I bought it from Amazon, I see the price has now gone up to $5.76!!! Here's the link in case you're interested :D

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  5. These are such pretty cushions! Great colour choices which really showcases your embroidery and quilting.

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  6. Wow these are really pretty Chrissie

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  7. All so beautiful, love the Sashiko embroidery

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  8. I really like sashiko stitching. Your cushions are very pretty, Chrissie.

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    1. Thanks Agy, I know we're both huge fans of sashiko, aren't we?! :D - Chris

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  9. Beautiful as usual! I'd forgotten about your 'no bunny ears' tutorial for cushion covers, the one I made the other day has a bit of a bunny ear issue. When I get a moment at the weekend I'm going to sort that out. Thanks.

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    1. The more cushions you make without bunny ears, the harder it is to look at an undoctored cushion!!! Having said that, I'd rather see bunny ears than a karate chopped cushion anyday - they're my pet hate in interior design :D

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  10. Wonderful pillows!!! Butterfly is Great!!!

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    1. Thank you :D I love the butterfly, Juliet @TheTartankiwi does some really fab fpp patterns :D

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  11. Wow !! What a lovely pillows, Chris. Your embroidery is perfect. I love the butterfly, too.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and thanks for featuring on your blog too :D

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