Monday 26 November 2012

Labour of Love

Well at last it's finished. Cue fanfare of trumpets!!

The cushion has a border of crosses and a piped edge. There are large couched Xs and blue triangles too although you can't see them in this picture.

You couldn't call it anything other than a labour of love when the quilting has taken so long! I wouldn't dare count the hours because it might be depressing but I'm very happy with the way the stitching has turned out so it was well worth the effort. It's such a dark November afternoon that I've struggled to take decent photos. I'll try again when the sun shines - then I'll show you the whole thing.

Of course with the cushion finished it's time to move onto other things. The pieced landscape on the wall in my workroom was beckoning, so today I started to add more discharge paste.

I'm using deColourant plus and deColourant paste to extend the treeline to each side of the quilt and to create some shapes that will give me something to stitch around. The discharged shapes will also help marry the different horizontal bands of fabric.

I know it's a bit of a cliche but there has to be a moon as usual - this one is going to be quite colourful but I won't know exactly what it'll look like until the paste is dry and I can iron it. I've applied the paste very crudely so some areas will remain dark and hopefully look crater -like.

I'll show the results in a day or two. Thanks for visiting! Linda


  1. Your kantha cushion is beautiful and the landscape is looking good -should be even better when you have finished working on it. I look forward to seeing the finished result.

  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

  3. The kantha stitching is wonderful, worth every minute of the time it took.