Wednesday, August 18, 2010

patchwork

I had my first go at some patchwork in the weekend- a patchwork cushion using some of my reds and pinks fabric scraps ...
and an Elmer cushion from the book "Elmer the patchwork elephant" by David McKee. 
(Elmer's a bit wonky whoops!)
I really like doing patchwork- it's pretty cool to make a whole new fabric from a lot of little scraps!
Megan
PS: If you are an Elmer fan I found some great activities here to go with the book...
http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/childrens/elmer/home.htm

11 comments:

clare :: greenvalleycrafts said...

wow you went pretty tiny with your squares! very impressive, that's a lot of sewing!

bee said...

That pink patchwork cushion is SOOO pretty! Yes I agree - what a lot of sewing, you must be very patient! And Elmer is super gorgeous too - great job :)

Sarah said...

What lovely cushions! I've always had a special place for dear Elmer. Your pink cushion looks so pretty and very neat. It must have taken a while to stitch all those tiny squares together.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

That patchwork cushion looks very professional ... and it would be a great way to get rid of scraps.

'Playschool' ... actually I wonder if you get Playschool on tv in New Zealand? Well, they read an Elmer story the other day ... it was one I'd never heard.

Elmer is a lovely elephant! You like all the best characters - Snoopy, Miffy, Elmer! All class!

Bellgirl said...

I love the Elmer cushion, I'll have to take a look at the activities! My toddler was in a gallery with me the other day, pointed to an abstract painting which looked a bit like Elmer and said "Patchwork". The curator was so impressed that she invited us both to an exhibition opening!

Cotton Kiwi said...

Wow those cushions are amazing Megan. Love them. Elmer is particularly cool!

Polka Dot Daze said...

Wow you achieved alot for your first go!
They are so cool!

greta @ topography said...

My daughter loves Elmer, that is so gorgeous, well done!

monkeemoomoo said...

I love that Elmer cushion. I'm so inspired!

Gaijin Wife said...

Love the pink cushion! The perfect way to get scraps without having to spend more money on a new material :)

littleminx said...

that looks fabulous Megan x

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