|just needs the binding sewn down…|
During the past week, I’ve had a lot of time with no sewing machine and no internet but although some of the time I’ve been very busy I’ve also had times each day (at work and travelling) with nothing to do. I spent a while thinking about all the things I will make when I have sewing machine time and thinking about how I’d prefer to be home keeping up with everyone in blogland…And then I decided the best immediate solution was to make a block in the middle of the night and hand sew it in all those little gaps in the day.
|blade and background detail|
This is a 20′ cushion cover. I first planned just to applique the dresden but then I found I had time to hand stitch the blades…and then some background quilting…
And then the centre looked a bit bare…
|in ‘real life’ there is a bit more contrast between the dresden and the background…|
I just have to stitch down the binding now but I’m saving that for the next phase of unfortunately un-blogging/unsewing time. I hope this counts as a Friday Finish. It is very, very, very nearly finished ;)
21 thoughts on “Finished Dresden/ Nearly Finished Cushion…”
fantastic cushion! and way to go, finding little moments to do some stitching in :)
That is a fabulous dresden!! And love the hand stitching! xo
Way to conquer that “no machine, no bloginess” syndrome. You are very clever to work with what you've got.
Making good use of your sewing machine-less time Janine! Love your hand stitching!
Love your Dresden.
How pretty! I really love the hand stitching.
Ah this dresden is gorgeous! The hand quilting looks great too :-)
Just adorable! i love the dresden and all that stitching makes it so alive! Happy weekend! x Teje
beautiful hand stitching. Your hard work paid off!
I agree, beautiful. The stitching makes it. I love the peep at the word “dance” too.
So pretty Janine as is your mug rug which I'm using and looking at right now.
Archie the wonder dog
It's beautiful – I love all the hand stitching!
Don't you love how projects can morph in different ways? It's beautiful, Janine! Woo hoo you!
Erin @ Billy Button Design
Looks like a fantastic finish to me Janine!
I am a sucker for a Dresden and this is a gorgeous Dresden!
Your Dresden is beautiful Janine ; )
Beautiful hand stitching, Janine :)
Benta At SLIKstitches
Oh get you, just knocking up a dresdon so you'll have something to hand sew, LOL. It's fab though, but Sorry to hear you are bereft of both blogging AND sewing stuff!
You are so talented Janine! I just love your work. Thanks so much for linking up to QED for September!
Beautiful dresden and your hand quilting is absolutely stunning! Love the cushion, Janine!
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