Sunday, 14 April 2013

Le Challenge: Geometrics

The inspiration for Le Challenge came from these beautiful shoes:
...by Eley Kishimoto at Clarks shoes. I love the geometric cube design and I wanted to emulate this.

I set out by paper piecing a strip of cubes with no real idea of what I was going to make it into!
Ready for paper piecing
I hadn't done any paper piecing since the 1990s {when I was a teenager} and I had forgotten how laborious it was, so I made far fewer cubes than I had initially intended. I did some top stitching around the entire paper pieced shape so that it would hold as a piece to incorporate into something.

I settled on a cushion cover with the paper piecing in the centre of two pieces of fabric which echo what was already used in the patchwork. 
The final cushion looks like this:
Fabric: solids and a piece from Parson Grey
Love Mrs Jones x




17 comments:

  1. I love that shoe!! Amazing! I have the Parson grey fabric but was unsure what to do with it, thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for your participation in le challenge!

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    1. The additional Parson Grey fabric was a happy accident as it was meant to go in a quilt for my youngest son, but I forgot all about it!

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  2. Love the way you carried the patterned blue fabric into the centre of the diamonds. Fab cushion!

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  3. I love that you used a shoes for inspiration.

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  4. It's a gorgeous cushion and I love to see what inspired it - great use of the lovely Curious Nature fabric. Popping over from Le Challenge :)

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  5. What a great cushion, I love EPP

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  6. Lovely! How fab that a shoe inspired you! :)

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  7. A shoe inspired you? That is so cool!! Inspiration in unusual places!! The result is great!!

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  8. That is such a beautiful cushion, you have used the shapes in such an interesting way! I love your inspiration too, I want those shoes!! Thank you for linking up to Le Challenge

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  9. Ooh that has turned out really well, I love the colours. Really effective! :)

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  10. This is brilliant! Such lovely colours and design.

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  11. Very cool, I love the illusion of the cube going both ways!

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  12. Wonderful shoe and your cushion is fab!

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  13. It's beautiful!!! My husband loves the 3D looking quilts, and I'm not a big fan of EPP, but this might just sway me!

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  14. Brilliant design and colours. Those shoes sure are cool too! :)

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  15. Those shoes are amazing! Great job turning your inspiration into a very cool finish!

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  16. flicking back through your blog, love the shoes and the cushion !

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