Monday, September 03, 2012

Tickled 1.0


Get it?....tickled?... feathers....yeah well....it seemed kinda funny to me!
So, you probably recognize the fabric...Chicopee by Denise Schmidt.
I really love this line, even though I wasn't completely sold on it at first.
You probably also recognize the feather pattern, which is  free pattern from Anna Maria Horner.
I did have to reduce the size to 75% for this cushion.

I also used Essex linen in steel for back ground  as well as Basic Grey Grunge in Maraschino Cherry for the feather stem, stripe and piping!
I wish I had put my feathers closer together, as the left one gets kinda lost around the corner.
This is an 18" cushion and I made it just big enough to really stuff firmly!

 The back is Essex linen in steel with the zipper flap in Chicopee.
Great tutorial for making the zipper flap here.
On to the piping.
 This was my first experience with making my own piping and I use 
this tutorial, which was wonderful.
I used 1/4 inch strips of Steam a Seam to make the piping and it was amazing!! No worries about seeing the stitch line on the front side.
Also used this for putting in the zipper, and will never put in a zipper again without it! No pins!
Anyway, the piping...
I found it really hard to use my zipper foot to attach the piping to the front and back, as the fabric kept slipping and stretching.
So, I used my even feed foot and move the needle way over to the left.
Worked perfectly!
My one corner is a bit wonky, but I can live with it!

 As soon as the other bundle of Chicopee arrives ( it accidentally didn't get shipped), I will make Tickled 1.1
Hope everyone had a great week-end. It is Labour Day here, so it's a holiday.
The sun is shining, I've already gone for my walk, so I may have to do some work on 
bee blocks. I need to do 2 blocks for do.Good Stitches as well as finish up Jen's block for 
Star of Africa!
By the way, the geese are already starting to make the trip south. Every day I hear them honking overhead.  Makes me sad to know winter is on it's way.

6 comments:

Toni said...

Your pillow looks great, Patti! I'm still on the fence about Chicoppee...I like it, but then when I see it together in real projects I really love it. i guess I may have to get some! And I'm not looking forward to winter, either. Fall, totally, but not winter!

Heather D. said...

The pillow is great! I love the title. :) hehe The feathers are definitely in my favourites, as is Chicopee.

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is beautiful! A great use of AMH pattern!

Annie said...

A wonderful modern design for your pillow. I like your color mix!

Carla said...

Just wonderful!

Pam said...

A beautiful pillow!!! Love the red piping.

6 comments:

Toni said...

Your pillow looks great, Patti! I'm still on the fence about Chicoppee...I like it, but then when I see it together in real projects I really love it. i guess I may have to get some! And I'm not looking forward to winter, either. Fall, totally, but not winter!

Heather D. said...

The pillow is great! I love the title. :) hehe The feathers are definitely in my favourites, as is Chicopee.

Nat at Made in Home said...

This is beautiful! A great use of AMH pattern!

Annie said...

A wonderful modern design for your pillow. I like your color mix!

Carla said...

Just wonderful!

Pam said...

A beautiful pillow!!! Love the red piping.