02 July 2013

Prairie Cushion



Just a little thank you before we start today because you've all been so lovely lately.  I mean, you're always so kind to me, but your response to my Blooming Bag was so fabulous and the Lacy Blanket Tutorial was so well received that I just feel like saying a little extra thank you for all the kind words you take the trouble to send my way.

In return I have a little hexie eye candy to put your way.  Assuming, of course, that you find patchwork hexies as delightful as I do.  To me, they are almost better as stacks and stacks of individual hexagons than they ever are when sewn together.  Like cake batter licked off the spoon is almost better than the baked cake.  Maybe that's just me though.


This was the other project that I had on the go during my little productive slump that I talked about when posting the tale of the Blossoming Bag.  It's been a long old slog getting these hexies all patched together and although I very much enjoy doing them, quite frankly it was like a weight being lifted when the last one slotted into place this time.  Not that I'm not happy with the result, I very much am happy with it and what's more, it was most definitely worth it.


So what was all this slog and sewing for?

Quite a small thing really.  Just a little seat cushion.  I have a old Ikea wicker chair that sits in the corner of my room and it came with a very plain creamy coloured cushion.  An ideal candidate for a crafty make-over.  The hardest part was of course, putting the front together with the hexagons.  The pretty fabric for the back, a zipper and whizzing it through the machine to construct the cover itself was the work of comparative moments.

So much better and brighter for my chair in it's corner though.








S x





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28 comments:

  1. Oh that is so delightful! What a pretty little hexie cushion - though I agree, stacks of them are equally beguiling! The pillow sitting on the seat cushion suits it so well, too! Chrissie x

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  2. It's gorgeous! I have just painted my Lloyd Loom chair duck egg blue and thinking about a little patchwork.... ! I don't work as quickly as you though!! xx

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  3. I love it, Sandra. It's so pretty and fresh. I really want to try hexes too; I'm assuming you did this with paper-piecing? I have some of the same fabrics you used. I would like to make a pillow cover for my first try with it, but I should probably start with something smaller!

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  4. Oh so very pretty Sandra. And perfect for that wicker chair :) Hazel x

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  5. This is so pretty! I can't wait to get into patchwork and quilting when I get my sewing machine :D

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  6. Hi - Oh you're inspiring me to start my own hexie stacks - love your cushion cover! :-)

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  7. My lovely Sandra - your hexie seat pad an absolute delight! and the hexies are tiny!! I also love to see them stacked up, especially when they are colour sorted like in your first picture. Gorgeous photos and beautiful patchwork, Sam xx

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  8. That really is lovely... I have bags and bags of hexes that I 'rescued' from eBay... They are not as pretty as yours, there are some pretty vibrant paisleys in the the mix and most interesting and the papers that are still in the back

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  9. So, so beautiful sweet Sandra! Love all the prints!! Sorry I've missed some post, but I adore your beautiful Lacy Blanket!! It is gorgeous!! Have a lovely and crafty week! xo Heather

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  10. English paper piecing is my most favourite method for patchwork.
    Your chair seat looks stunning, it looks just right and matches lovely with your blankets :)
    Sally x

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  11. I love hexagons, so I have to love your cushion. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. oh my! I am still looking at stacks of fabric to be cut out and turned into something! And here you are AGAIN with an absolutely stunning FINISHED project! *more shameless grovelling at your feet*

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  13. I've never made hexies, but they are beautiful: stacked AND as a finished project. Your cushion is beautiful. Perfect little summer makeover. Your flower cushion looks like it's embroidered - love that too. You are one talented lady.

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  14. Oh my, look at that gorgeous chair! I'm a sewing disaster myself but I absolutely love patchwork. Your hexie cushion is fantastic! :-) xxxx

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  15. Wunderschön das Kissen, passt sehr gut zu dem Stuhl. Ich bin begeistert.
    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland Annerose

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  16. Oh I absolutely adore hexies....that cushion is delightful Sandra!
    x

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  17. So very pretty !! Just GORGEOUS ! As everything you make. . .
    xEva

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  18. GORGEOUS! I LOVE hexies and you have inspired me to do even more with them!

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  19. I love your new cushion, what can be better than hexies, a wicker chair and crochet blankets? A beautiful corner of your home. xx

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  20. Your work is always so exquisite! I just love coming over here for little visits filled with eye candy and ideas! You are truly an inspiration for which the blogging world would be much less fun if you weren't here to share your creativity!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  21. I adore your fabric choices, but can't even imagine going to all that work to have someone sit in it. Aren't you afraid that It will all pull apart? It's just adorable!

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  22. Sandra this is absolutely stunning, you are so so amazing!! The fabrics are so gorgeous! Proper eye candy!
    G-Gurl x

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  23. Hi Sandra, Well done!!! It's truly a work of art!!!! I know exactly how much work goes into a project like that!!!! Its colorful, brightens up the chair and it's a very VERY happy cushion indeed!!!

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  24. Oh Sandra...I should not have read this post!! For now my mind is full of lots of little hexies and I want to make a quilt SO MUCH... They are delightful and you've chosen a lovely mix of colours and patterns there, they are so harmonious but each hexie stands out on it's own too. A lovely way to personalise a trusty old IKEA chair. xx

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  25. oh this is lovely. I just popper over from Gillian's blog to take a peek. Hexagons really are a slog aren't they, but they look so pretty when finished! x

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