Friday, March 11, 2011

Everything’s coming up roses!!

It’s just occurred to me that much of my sewing of late has been very ‘rosy’!!! Here’s a birthday pressie I made for a dear friend (I can show you now cos I know she’s received it) ;o) …314) Sewing cushion for Jen this is a stitcher’s cushion, you have it on your lap to rest your hands on while you’re stitching. The pattern is “Sewing Accessories” by Sue Daley and it was easy to make … lots of lovely hand-stitching done while watching the tele in the evenings. (no machine necessary for this one!!) :o).
These blocks are also from a Sue Daley pattern “It Takes Two”March 11 040 there’s also a cute daisy to be applique’d in the middle. For this one I’m using a most delicious “Antique Roses” jelly roll that I bought ages ago. I’m really enjoying this one :o).
Lastly I’ve done some blocks for a sample quilt that I’m doing for Quilter’s Shack in Bundaberg. Sue Ellen has sent down the most scrumptious “Mary Rose” fabrics – I’m in Heaven working with these ….March 11 042 I’m making my “Slice ‘n’ Dice” quilt as you go quilt, it’s a nice easy one - and I just love how it’s coming together!!
Have you managed to get some stitching done this week ;o)?

28 comments:

Jessica said...

Wow! The Stitchers cushion is stunning!

Sew Useful Designs said...

I think I'm going to HAVE to get Sue Daley's pattern!! Love that gorgeous pillow, your choice in fabrics is GAWJUS Joy, really makes it! Lucky Jen! xx

Hugs!
Vikki xoxo

Allie said...

Wow - oh wow - that stitcher's cushion is amazingly beautiful! I am going to have to get that pattern! What a blessing you are, making that for Jenny.

I love those quilt blocks and oh the Mary Rose fabrics....absolutely delicious. Your blog is full of eye candy today!

Deb said...

Joy, loving that sewing cushion, what a fabulous idea.

Penny said...

That stitcher's cushion looks like the pincushion I made from Abyquilt's tutorial...only this is bigger and upside down. Love the fabric you used.

Jeni said...

Just love all your fabric.....so pretty...i am sure your friend just loves her pillow.....

Dawn said...

That cushion is divine... and so conmfortable....
and your block are looking fabulous
hugs Dawn x x x

Narelle said...

What a lovely cushion and a great idea ... I hadn't heard of a stitchers' cushion.
May I ask when you'll be up in Bundaberg?

Scottish Nanna said...

Love the stitchers cushion what A great idea I have been stitching my Flowers of love blocks this week.
Hugs Mary.

Maria said...

Never heard of a stitchers cushion but a great idea.

Lorraine said...

I have the Sue Daley pattern for the Stitcher's cushion.....must make it up...you have certainly been having a Rosy time of it!

Jeanette said...

Beautiful cushion. At least you finished it. Mine's still waiting to be sewn together & has been for about 4 months now. :) One day sigh. Hugs,

Maree: said...

Your Sticher's Cushion is Gorgeous with the Pretty Lace & Ribbon...
They are a Great Idea.
Love those fabrics no wonder you are smiling...
cheers

Susan said...

Love the idea of that Stitchers Cushion - perfect for a friend of ine who had been having a bit of elbow pain! Thanks Joy.

Sheila said...

I love the stitchers cushion , how neat and so pretty . Love the Sue Daley pattern that is going to be adorable , beautiful fabrics . hugs Sheila

Dot said...

Oh, gracious, that cushion is beautiful AND a lifesaver! I'm off to get the pattern. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for making it and sending it to a friend!

Dot
dminshall67@yahoo.com

Cath Ü said...

I love the cushion Joy... simply devine... gorgeous fabrics as well.

Cath Walker

Moia said...

Love the little pillow to rest on during stitching. The rose fabric is lovely. Have a nice weekend. Hug from Moia

Chris H said...

You have and are making some gorgeous things Joy. Love the colours... so pretty.
I've done no sewing this week!

Bec said...

The stitchers cushion you made Jenny is just beautiful....
Love your quilt blocks, and the Mary Rose fabrics are going to be so pretty in your slice and dice quilt.

helbel19 said...

Your cushion is fantastic so unusual, love it.

Helen

Bev C said...

Hello Joy,

That cushion is a great idea. Love the rose material,just beauitful.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

teresa said...

Love all your rose goodies Joy. That stitchers cushion is wonderful. What a brilliant idea! Going to check that out. Thanks xx

Wendy B said...

seems you and Dawny both have roses on the mind!!! Love your stitchies sweety.....givin my mojo some itchy feelings!!!!! LOL
XXX sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

wonderwoman said...

What a lovely present Joy, i bet your friend was thrilled - i love all those floral fabrics - just gawjus! never done a quilt as you go, is it easy?

xxx

Roseanne said...

Love your stitching cushion. I bet your friend love it. Love your choice in fabric.

Julie said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like that stitchers cushion, what a great idea. Lovely gift idea for a sewer.

Just noticed you have my old blog in your blog roll. :0)

carole brungar said...

And what is wrong with roses I ask? They're beautiful keep using them!!