15.5.13

Has anyone seen my rainbow?

I appear to have lost it!  I seem to be in a green and blue phase with my makes at the minute.  

My latest project being another of those 'commissions' for my best buddy, who requested 4 (yes 4!!!) cushions for her brand new sofa.  When I asked about colours, the words 'duck egg blue' and 'brown' came out of her mouth,  I quickly directed her to our nearest Dunelm Mills.  Again after a lengthy convo/argument she agreed that I could do what I wanted with a blue/green combo.  I like it when they bend to my will ;-)

Having picked out 32 fabrics from my stash (mostly from my Pink Castle fabrics stash bundles), I chose a simple patchwork design and mixed in a bit of Essex yarn dyed linen in Flax.


I have my wadding in the tumble dryer after it's pre-wash and then I can get on with quilting them.  I do love a simple project!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday

33 comments:

  1. Those cushions are going to be gorgeous! The linen sets the colours off brilliantly. Do you always pre-wash and dry wadding?

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  2. Prewashing wadding, now I've not ever done that, does it make a big difference?

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  3. chortling at the Dunelm Mills comment!

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  4. They're going to be gorgeous cushions! I wonder if your rainbow will reappear once all the rain stops?!

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  5. Well I think you do blue and green rather beautifully!

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  6. Ooh pretty! Love the essex linen, blue & green combo.

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  7. How funny! Friends can be persuaded like that sometimes! The seat covers are coming along wonderfully and I like the essex in them!

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  8. Love your color combo and the simple patchwork design. I especially am a fan of the linen! The cushions are going to look fantastic when finished, can't wait to see them!

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  9. oh! I love the linen color with the blues and greens! It is beautiful!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  10. I adore blue and green together and these are just so fun. Way to talk her into it!

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  11. I love the color and fabric combinations you chose - can't wait to see them finished.

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  12. do you do an evil bwhahahahahaha laugh when bending their will? ;) Those cushions will be gorge. Prewashing wadding? *wanders off to ponder*

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  13. love these colors together! sometimes simplicity just works ;)

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  14. Forget the rainbows! Amazingly beautiful and simple!!!!

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  15. The cushions are going to be lovely! Nice that you are slowly turning the world to your way of thinking. Eventually everyone else will be seeing (and requesting) rainbows too.

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  16. This is my favourite colour combo. Yum!!!

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  17. Fabulous colours. Love what the Essex Linen brings to the table.

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  18. Love them. Well done for talking your friend into giving you free reign and better colours. ;)

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  19. I wonder if all dictators issue threats containing the words *Dunelm Mill* ;0P
    I like your current colours but I prefer your rainbows #leaderoftherainbowquiltclan

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  20. LOL, you did Good in convincing her. Looks wonderful!

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  21. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  22. Damn right you threw the colour brown right back at her, not acceptable, i prefer your take on it! :o)

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  23. These look lovely already!

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  24. These are going to be gorgeous!!! Love them!

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  25. It looks like a really nice quilt! Love the blues/greens with that linen.

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  26. Love all the little snippets of patterns... and the colour palette is just lovely!

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  27. Ohhh blues and greens are so pretty!!! I'm impressed you wash your wadding. I tried with my first ever quilt, but I hung it on the line to dry and it tore apart, then I had to go and buy more ... it was all bit of a drama so now I don't prewash. It would help if I had a dryer...

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  28. I like your colour choice and great when you get the say, it's hard to work on something you don't feel is "you" in my experience! Looks great with the linen.

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  29. That Essex linen is beautiful with the blues and greens. Am really not that much of a fan of brown!They are going to look great on the sofa.

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  30. Very pretty! The simple things are often the most stunning!

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