Languid Lounging, part 3

The first one’s done!

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Look at that perky little pillow!

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Tidy zipper 🙂 If it hadn’t gone in well, I wouldn’t have shown it!

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Simple close quilting, but it looks good and gives the front much needed body

The shot cotton on the back looks gorgeous, I’m so happy to have an excuse to look at that every day. I’m also pleased with the way the quilted front makes it hold its shape better than just floppy fabric, and the quilting just adds an extra dimension of cushiness.

The lovely Nanette is also going to be making some nice new pillows for her sofa soon, and it was her excellent suggestion that we have a CushAlong.  It’s a great idea, and a good forum for swapping ideas, hints and tips and encouraging each other. And it’s a well known fact, of course, that one can never have too many cushions/pillows, whatever you call them. The cushions can be patchwork, wholecloth, crochet, knitting, embroidery or whatever takes your fancy. If you’d like to join in, let me know, grab the logo below for your post, and we’ll fix a date for Show and Tell to display the resulting Cushes… Otherwise she and I will contentedly crank out some much needed loveliness for our lounging spots by our own selves…

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You can show a previously made cushion/pillow, but it’ll be more fun if you start from scratch, so we can see how you got there.

Right, I’m off  to start the next one. This is fun!

30 thoughts on “Languid Lounging, part 3

  1. Jule says:

    Wow, that was quick! It’s looking fantastic. 🙂

  2. claire93 says:

    lovely colour and print combinations – it really does make a complete difference to a room to have some snazzy cushions ^^

  3. It does look perky!
    I am going to have to make (or buy) some sofa cushions in the new year when the new sofa turns up. My husband wore a deep hollow in his spot in the old one.

  4. katechiconi says:

    Your cushions are so superior, though, with piping and everything! I hope you’ll join in when Nanette and I do our thing… I need something to aspire to!

  5. Showing the beauty and versatility of half square triangles. You don’t hang about, do you?

    I will make a new cushion, promise, but there are a few in my quilt gallery, my two favourites:b are here: and a Japanese style one our old cat which I;ve never photographed.

    • katechiconi says:

      Beautiful, Viv, I love the colours. I think this CushAlong could be the start of something. I might set a date a month or so ahead. It’ll give me time to get the other stuff in my life out of the way.

  6. Nanette says:

    ooh la, woman! dobbed me in, I’ll have to get to and start something soon. It’s good, will keep me up to the plate….or sewing machine in this case. I love your little taggie, and the name you’ve chosen for our Cush-along. Oh and love your cushion, turned out very well indeed. Suppose we’ll see #2 by the day’s end 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I couldn’t resist the name! As you probably know, it means ‘Darling’ in Irish Gaelic, hence the tagline! Number two is on the production line. The front is pieced, I have to quilt and assemble it still, so maybe not tonight, tomorrow morning perhaps? To be fair, I did cut all the pieces in one go, which speeds matters up a lot.

  7. pattisj says:

    That is a perky little pillow. Nicely done, too.

  8. nanster says:

    magnificent !!

  9. tialys says:

    Lovely! It seems to have got rid of the creases on the sofa too 😉

    • katechiconi says:

      I wish! It takes quite a lot of brisk smoothing to get it to look like that for long enough to take the photo. Then, of course, the Husband sits down and undoes all the good work.

  10. Carole says:

    That looks splendid. Your HSTs are so neat 🙂

  11. dayphoto says:

    I’m so glad about the new of your non returning cancer!!! YAY! I posted your rainbow on my blog today!


    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a huge relief! I’d been bottling it up for over a week, and finally it was OK to say something. I’ve had the most amazing wave of support from Celi’s blog – I’m always amazed at the kindness of strangers. And you’re right, the good news was worth celebrating with a rainbow.

  12. Jen Gardener says:

    Wow, the quilting really makes it. Looks great!

  13. Kirsten says:

    I love the idea of a Cush-Along. Sadly I don’t think such a post would sit too well on a food blog. But I will think about it . . .

    • katechiconi says:

      Have you abandoned your other blog, the one with the crochet projects? Maybe it would fit better there…

      • Kirsten says:

        I have abandoned it. It was just too much trying to keep two on the go and I really wanted to concentrate on this one so I ditched it. I’ll have to try and find a different way to link it in – maybe the favourites post at the end of the month . . .

  14. katechiconi says:

    Maybe in with your DIY projects…

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