I have been busy cushion making again. I do have to own up, I have been pilfering my stock that was bound for Manchester Antique Textile Fair. I bought two rather lovely vintage Hungarian grain sacks a couple of weeks ago with the intention of selling them on, then I had one of my visions!! Andy usually has mild heart failure when I have visions as they nearly always prove to be expensive!! I have turned one of the grain sacks into cushions for my leather sofa, and am rather pleased with the results.
I never did like the cushions that were on there before and decided to wait until I found some vintage fabric that was hard wearing enough to be used everyday. I promise I will sell the other grain sack (although it would make a rather lovely seat cushion for the bench in the summer!!)
I have also been rummaging amongst my old cutter quilts and found a beauty that I had bought ages ago and had totally forgotten about.
It has been washed and dried and part of it turned into a lovely big quilty cushion backed in gorgeous vintage plum coloured French linen. I am tempted to keep it but already have so many cushions it is obscene. The rest of the quilt I will sell on as patches and larger panels. Have also made a couple of smaller cushions to sell at the fairs.
Made entirely from scraps of vintage eiderdown fabric with an eidy frill at either end and backed entirely in eiderdown fabric.
Made from a patchwork of vintage and antique French fabrics.
Another shabby chic beauty made from faded French fabrics and quilt patches.
Have been raiding my stash of red quilt patches to make this cushion although I am not altogether happy with the backing so I think I will redo it. I have grand plans for today once the house work is done to chain myself to the sewing machine as there is only a few weeks left before the fairs begin!!
Hope you all had a lovely and romantic Valentines day, I know I did. I had some beautiful flowers, a lovely meal last night and a copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living magazine is winging it's way to me as we speak, I am a lucky girl to have such a wonderful hubby.
Have a great week everyone.