Monday, 20 April 2009

A Whole Quilt-full of Buttons!!

I was asked by my friend Gemma, to make a couple of padded button throws for her 2 daughters' new bedroom.

She wanted them to look like some produced by a large high street store as she liked their look but couldn't afford their prices!!

I used some dusky pink faux silk dupion and after a lot of searching found buttons that were a great match.

The throws themselves were easy to make - 2 layers of fabric with a layer of wadding between - but instead of "traditional" quilting the buttons had to be sewn on to hold the 3 layers together.

As you all know, hand-sewing is not something I enjoy (in fact I usually try to avoid it as much as humanly possible!!) but in this case there was no getting away from it.

96 buttons later the throws were finished. PHEW!!

I was glad to hear that they were well received - that made the sore fingers all worth it.

1 comment:

  1. 96 buttons! Good grief - that was no small undertaking. It's a beautiful dusky pink - I hope they loved it.