a few days ago I showed you a sneak peek of some last minute crafting for Christmas . . . now Christmas is behind us, I can show you the finished cushion covers ^^
These were last minute sewing projects because I had been scratching my head trying to think of ideas for my two French nieces, aged 13 and 10. They really have everything they need, and I wanted to come up with an original idea. Something that would be useful, but also decorative. In my cross stitch “finished projects” drawer, I have lots of lovely stitchings, just waiting to be finished, so I delved in, chose two designs that I thought would be appreciated, and set to work.
The first one is for my 13 year old niece. A very mature young lady, for her age, who actually saw me stitching this design in the summer of 2013, and she really loved it. The design is “Bear and Raspberry”, a kit by RTO.
I chose a very “grassy” fabric and kept things very simple with some sparse straight line quilting.
For my second niece who is 10 years old . . . I decided to use a very bright, pink, “girlie” cross stitch piece called “Polka dots Matrioska” a chart by Madame Chantilly, also stitched in 2013. Because of the bright colours of the design, I went for some really bright strips lol.
I decided to be very adventurous on the quilting, and did free motion stippling. Unfortunately, I did some crossing over on one band, which spoils the overall effect – in fact, I can see nothing but that area lol.
whereas there is more successful stippling happening elsewhere
Anyway, I don’t think my niece will mind too much about the imperfect stippling . . . and hope she’ll enjoy cuddling up with her cushion when watching her favourite cartoons on TV.
And, just because I’m so very pleased with myself lol . . . a photo of the two cushion covers side by side
Two totally different cushions for two very different girls ^^ They love them !