Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Few Cushions

   



1930's reproduction fabric patchwork cushions with embroidered hearts





 


Red gingham and white linen Chicken Scratch embroidered heart cushion 
with vintage embroderie anglais trim






Antique European linen grain sack cushions............made from a beautiful textured thick linen grain sack with red stripes, these look wonderful in pale country style interiors with French, Scandinavian or Prairie style influences.......they look brilliant on my white sofa, and would look equally good on brown leather.






All of these cushions are now listed in my Etsy Shop here

I will be adding quite a few more vintage fabric cushions over the next week or so in various different styles, including some beautiful 1930's and 40's Bavarian pale florals, pretty 1950's pastel florals from the US, and bright 1960's and 70's patchwork cushions.



Thank you for all your comments on my last post! 
I am slowly working my way through everyone's blogs, enjoying your beautiful Spring flowers, Easter trips, sewing and crochet projects and just generally catching up with you.

Happy May Day, supposedly the first day of Summer (according to wiki) !!!!

Well, it doesn't feel like it here at the moment, but hey, its not raining, there's a tin full of homemade blackberry muffins and a free day ahead to sew and add cushions to my shop - a rare day!

Have a good day wherever you are.

23 comments:

  1. Lucky you...it's raining here, the first in a while and I don't like it!!
    All your cushions are gorgeous Gill, I couldn't even pick a favourite as they are all so beautiful! I do love your little embroidered heart!
    Enjoy your sewing day,
    V xxx

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  2. Beautiful cushions, its certainly not like summer here. Hope that this is not a sign of things to come, its like a winters day. Have a great sewing day.

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  3. They are all beautiful Gill, pretty patchwork and I love the chicken scratch especially. The linen grain sack cushions are stunning. Have a good weekend.
    Jane xx

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  4. Wonderful cushions, so perfectly made! I love your embroidery details on them - and I am crazy about that thickly textured linen, gorgeous stripey cushions too! Chrissie x

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  5. Now these cushions just ooze summer, beautiful! :) x

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  6. Those cushions are lovely - especially the gingham one!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  7. Great job on the cushions. I would have hard time choosing as I love them all. I also looked at your tutorials and your book list. You are so talented Gill and I wish I could sit down with you, a cup of tea and one of those blackberry muffins and we could look at fabric together. Happy May!

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  8. These are all so pretty! I love embroidery on gingham. But those grain sack cushions!!! Oh my those are my favorite. Well done : )

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  9. They are very pretty, I love the grain sack ones.

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  10. Lovely cusions Gill! I can't choose a favorite: I love the grain sack fabric, but the flowery cusions are also very pretty!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Margriet x

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  11. They're so pretty, Gill. I can't decide which I like best. I love them all!

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  12. Blackberry muffins and a free day to sew, how wonderful. The linen is absolutely exquisite, and you've done a beautiful job on the cushions.

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  13. Pretty pillows
    Merle...........

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  14. Such a wonderful variety of beautiful fresh colourful cushions you've made Gill! I love the flowers with embroidered hearts - oh, I love them all - and those sophisticated linen ones are to die for! Beautiful work, you should be very proud of them! Enjoy your sewing day but be super careful to keep those staining blackberries away from your gorgeous work …. Joy x

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  15. So pretty! I really like the ones with the embroidered hearts, but they are all lovely. xx

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  16. Beautiful cushions, and beautiful photos, Gill! I love all your cushions, the embroidery adds a very special handmade touch! I hope you have a happy weekend and the sun comes out!
    Helen xox

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  17. Pretty pretty pretty! they are all so beautiful but my heart is drawn to red and white gingham, especially with the beautiful lace on the back.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend
    Love Jooles x x x

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  18. Beautiful cushions, like Amy, I love the embroidered hearts. Have a fabulous Bank Holiday Sarah xo

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  19. Fabulous. I think the first ones are my favourites. Who doesn't love a heart?

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  20. Hello Gilly

    You have been very busy and I love the fruits of your labour. All cushions are beautiful.
    Continued success with your shop

    Helen xx

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  21. Just been lucky enough to snap up some of your lovely cushions - I don't think they will stay in your shop long - they are so pretty!

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  22. Well, you already know that I LOVE these, but I hadn't seen a close-up of that heart thing you did on the gingham! That is SO effective - really lovely. I bet they sell really quickly for you! xCathy

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  23. Hello Gill, your cushions are lovely, so beautifully made. I love the grainsack ones, and your little lab els look so good on them. I have been catching up on your posts. Your garden is looking lovely and i was seriously drooling over your white lilacs. Hoping all is well with you and yours. Sorry for the long absence. Much love, Linda xx

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