Friday, January 22, 2010

The end of the cushions.

I managed to finish the last two cushions just in the nick of time to take to my granddaughters. I love the ladybugs on these designs of Kellie's.

Yes, I remade the cushion and really, this one isn't a whole lot bigger.

I used a left over flower for the back.

This is the another one from the pattern pack. It's not as busy but I really love it a lot. The machine quilting practice has been good for me and I do believe I'm gaining more confidence since I don't do a lot of it normally.

The three together, what a fun time I've had with these.

I have had some minor glitches with the new Bernina 820 since I got it last June. I had to turn the tension down on every setting and the threader wasn't really impressing me. There has been an update that you can do at home and Mr Q put it on a flashdrive directly from the internet and plugged it in the machine.
It was super easy. I wanted to get a screen shot of the hand with the thumbs up when it was done but I wasn't fast enough. If Bernina did some new background wall papers of quilts or if we could load our own, how neat would that be?

And so the Bernina is now renamed, "my precious" and we are best friends.

I'm off for three weeks in New Zealand on Sunday. I have to get up before dawn, sigh. I'm excited to see my children, grandchildren and two sisters. I'm not sure if I'll be blogging but I think I'll have more time to catch up on some blog reading.
Until next time,  take care,
Janet

74 comments:

mrsquilts said...

Your cushions are absolutely gorgeous! Your grandchildren will be thrilled. Enjoy your holiday - connecting with family is an absolute blessing. I will be farewelling my 22yo son tomorrow who is on a one-way ticket to the UK. My heart is already beating fast!
http://www.mrsquilts.blogspot.com/

wishes, true and kind said...

Perfectly beautiful cushions! Enjoy your trip!

Vicki W said...

The cushions are amazing!

Linda said...

Your pillows are just the cutest, most fun looking things EVER! Gorgeous, Janet! You did a tip-top job. Sorry about the Bernina woes, but it's good you could fix it. I can't repair my Bernina myself, so it's going to the technician. I'm not pleased at all. I hope yours keeps working well.

Maggey and Jim said...

What gorgeous cushions.. anyone would love them, the colors just vibrate..How do you make them?? What wonderful gifts and such a lot of work..
Maggey

Deb said...

Janet, your cushions are absolutely beautiful and I am sure that the girls will adore them definitely. Hope you have another fabulous trip here at home, it will be exciting to see the growth of your new grandchild, don't forget lots of photos!!
big hugs Deb

Lurline said...

Gorgeous cushions, Janet - Happy Holiday - have fun with your Family!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dena said...

Your cushions are gorgeous. You did such a nice job. I really like your fabric choices. Enjoy your holiday with your family.

Lizzie said...

Have a wonderful time with your little grandies, precious memories.
Lizzie
XXX

Jessica said...

The cushions look fantastic!
Have a great trip too!

SewCalGal said...

Delightful. I love your ladybugs too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SandyN said...

Just LOVE it.... beautiful. Your grandchildren will LOVE them. Have fun on your holiday.


Sandy N

Copper Patch said...

THe cushions all look great and I'm sure they'll be loved. Enjoy your time in NZ, catching up with your family.
Ab

Barb said...

Love your cushions...

Marit said...

Very, very pretty cushions - truly sweet gifts!

Have a good visit.

Kathie said...

the girls are going to LOVE these pillows!
can't wait to hear about their responses on these gifts of love.
they really came out wonderful, great size to practice your machine quilting, from here it doesn't look like you need practice!
Have a great visit and talk to you when you get back!
Kathie

Kaaren said...

Your cushions just exude smailes and happy faces, Janet. I'm certain they will be loved.

Have a wonderful time in NZ. You will be missed by all of us out here in blogland. And your "new and improved" Bernina will be waiting for you upon your return.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

The cushions are very beautiful! You were quite quick with redoing the one. Respect!
Have a good time with your family!!!
Steffi

mbroider said...

Have a great time in NZ.. I am sure your grandkids will love those cushions:)

jean said...

Janet your work is stunning as usual,have a great trip to our homeland , we might even pass at the airport, we are off to NZ in a couple of weeks.
I am sure your family will be in awe of those cushions.

Dawn said...

I love your happy cushions! Have a wonderful visit with the kiddies :)

ranette said...

I love those cushions and the recipients will as well, I'm sure.

Travel safely and have a great time Janet!

Jackie said...

Those cushions are just gorgeous!! Truly inspirational. Here is to wishing you a wonderful time in New Zealand. We'll be waiting for your return.

Karen said...

What a great project. I like seeing all three cushions together. I think any young girl would enjoy having these.

Meredith said...

Have a fun trip. I enjoyed watching your progress with the cushions.

Crispy said...

The grands are going to be so excited recieving these beautiful cushions. Enjoy you holiday!!

Crispy

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful cushions! Enjoy your holiday!

alobsiger said...

Your cushions are looking fabulous! The grands will love them! Don't you think the screens on some of these machines (sewing machines, cars radios, etc.) should look a little more appealing?!?! I've always been surprised by that for some reason. Have a wonderful trip!!

Miriam said...

Bon Voyage, Janet!

I'm sure those cushions will be well loved.

Barb said...

Stunning!
Have a safe and wonderful trip

Nedra said...

Those cushions are the cutest, and I know your family will love them. Have a WONDERFUL 3 weeks! You will be missed, but I know you will be enjoying those precious family moments.

Lori said...

The cushions are so charming!! Congrats on getting them done!
Have a wonderful trip to see your family.

onlymehere said...

Enjoy your trip. The cushions are adorable and you've done such a great job.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your such a talent! Gorgeous absoloutely gorgeous!! Enjoy your time away....I'll wait for your return.

Darlene said...

Beautiful cushions! Have a wonderful trip. Relax and enjoy.

QuiltedSimple said...

Lovely cushions! Have a wonderful trip
kris

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your pillows are gorgeous. I'm glad you were able to get your Bernina issues resolved... I love my Bernina.Enjoy your vacation.

Thimbleanna said...

This pillows turned out beautifully - a fantastic job -- I'll bet the girls will be thrilled. Have a fantastic trip!!!

Sharon said...

What a delightful gift you have made. Enjoy your trip, I know you have lots of prep work done to take with you so I look forward to some show and tell. Travel safe!

Janet said...

I really like the flower on the back of the cushion what a nice way to finish it.

Hope you have a lovely visit!

Janet,
Canada

Danielle said...

Love the cushions, they are superb! Have a fun and safe trip! Enjoy the family time ~

Connie said...

HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP AND ENJOY THOSE GRANDKIDS! Your cushions are the cutest! Your work is so neat. HAPPY SEWING !

Cath Ü said...

those cushions are gorgeous.. have a safe trip and a lovely time with your family...
Cath Ü

Robin said...

The cushions all turned out beautifully! I really need to try out one of those Don't Look Now patterns... they are so lovely.

Have a wonderful trip! :)

irina said...

Hello!

Amazing crea!I love it very much!

Kisses,

Irina

julieQ said...

Your darling is wonderful! Someday...whenwhile, I will admire your lovely cushions! Great work!

imquilternity said...

The cushions are truly beautiful and what a LOT of work! I hope you have a wonderful time visiting family.

Dolly said...

Great job......and may angels surround you and keep you safe on your trip !

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Enjoy your trip and the cushions are 'gorgeous'.

Dawn said...

I too am hooked on Kellie's designs and have just bought the pattern for the gorgeous cuchions you have done... they look superb... well done.... can't wait to start mine now... thanks for the inspiration too... must keep practicing... glad you and precious are now 'best friends'...LOL
Hugs Dawn x x x

Laura said...

I just love all of those patterns and you did a great job! I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled!

Janet said...

Your flower cushions are so beautiful - they will love them! Have a wonderful trip! Have fun sewing your baskets :0)

Kim D. said...

Gorgeous cushions and I'm sure the gkids will love them.

Stina said...

Have a wonderful trip... the pillows are just IT!! Gorgeous!! :o)

My story said...

Question, Janet - from a picture you once posted of yourself, you looked short. So am I. How do you set up your Bernina to machine quilt? Do you have another table you can lower? I find trying to manipulate the fabric at close to eye level doesn't work very well! Or are you secretly tall? Gwendie

Phyllis said...

These I absolutely love!! You have an incredible sense of color, so clean and joyful.

sewpam63 said...

Simply beautiful! I am hoping you are having a SPECTACULAR visit!!! : )

Allie said...

Your cushions are beautiful! I love the left over flower on the back. :)

LeKaQuilt said...

They are so beutiful, I love them. Had to by the patter'n too :o))

I wish you a nice trip to visit your grandchildren.

Kerri said...

Love those cushions. I have been wanting to do them for awhile. Lucky grandkids. Have a great time

Angelcat said...

Wow your cushions are stunning, lucky grandkids!!

Carrie P. said...

Have a great time. I know their will be lots of hugs when you get there. Your pillows are just so great.

Janet said...

You have deservedly become very popular. I hope my comment doesn't get lost amongst your fans. The pillows are grand. Your machine quilting is incredible for "one who doesn't do it very often". Love watching your progress on the vines.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Those are beautiful cushions! I really need to try that technique.

Have fun with your family in New Zealand!

Beth Karese said...

The girls will love their cushions! I like the flower on the back... a little surprise. What a great sized project to practice machine quilting. (Something I'll need to remember when I take my first leap into that technique.) Have a wonderful trip!

Rhondi said...

Hi Janet
I love how all the cushions turned out. I hope you have a great time in New Zealand.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sølvi's blog said...

I love all your pillows - they all came out great!

tubakk said...

I really like your cushions. Beautiful!

Maria said...

Hi! I'f you don't mind I'll put you with my list of blogs. All you make is great!
The cushions are fantastic!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I am so in love with those pillows! Especially the long rectangular one!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Janet these are spectacular. The workmanship is beyond words and now, now you're on your trip so I do hope you're having a lovely time. Sending big hugs, *karendianne.

Klarafina said...

So beautiful! Haven´t seen anything like it before.....and I love them :)

Notjustnat said...

Gorgeous cushions, Janet. Have a wonderful time with family in homeland NZ. It won't be long before I get there - Hugs Nat

Sonja said...

I see that you're also fan of Kellie's work;)
Your cushions are just perfect, Janet!!!