Tuesday, 26 January 2016

A week of finishes - Day 3 ....

.... a Harry Potter cushion for my niece's birthday!  This is another project that was on my 2016FAL list.
 
I cut the squares at 5 1/2" to give a finished cover size of 20" and then appliqued on the animals and H.

 
I learnt why some people use a pressing cloth whilst ironing on the applique .... I have rather shiny patches where I ironed over the seam.  I have never experienced this before and wondered whether it was because I was using Heat n Bond for the first time rather than BondaWeb?
 

I quilted it with a small stipple stitch on my longarm machine.  It always makes me laugh to work on something so small on my longarm machine because my frame is 12ft long!

 
And we have a cushion!!



 

And whilst we are on the Harry Potter theme here's a stitching my daughter made for her friend's birthday.  She was delighted with the result and her friend let out a squeal when she opened it so that was a great result. x


Linking up with Lorna today at Let's Bee Social.

6 comments:

  1. Both projects turned out so well. I can imagine how tiny the pillow looked on the longarm.

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  2. Great pillow cover, love the stippling!

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  3. The Hogwarts pillow looks wonderful and your daughter did a great job with Dobby. Fabulous finishes!

    -Soma

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  4. Great stuff - Dobby looks brilliant too!No wonder there were squeals of delight

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  5. This is a lovely cushion and I love the micro stipple quilting. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

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  6. I love that cushion! I am planning a Harry Potter mini quilt that shows all 4 houses, similar to the way you did. And that Dobby embroidery is fabulous! I would squeal for it to :)

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