Saturday, 14 June 2014

Tour de France

I live in West Yorkshire where the Tour de France is starting from and our MQG is entering into an exhibition on the theme of wheels.  Of course I did not read the instructions fully and now realise after reading Quilt Sue`s blog that mine in incorrect.  Apparently it should have a white background,  no white at all on mine!  The pieces are then going on the the quilt show in Harrogate at the end of august but mine does not qualify for that either as the cushion size must not be more than 18" and mine is 19", never mind I quite enjoyed using up some old batik fabrics,  the test was getting the circle right,  not 100% circular but have done my best.  I have hand quilted it with Oliver Twist hand dyed threads.I will take it to our next meeting just to show what should not have been done


41 comments:

Raewyn said...

What a shame it doesn't fit the criteria but what a beautiful cushion!

shirley said...

I agree with Raewyn. It is a very beautiful cushion, and you should be very proud of it.

Nana said...

Too bad that you can´t send it in but if it´s too big it´s too big. But I like it alot!

Nana

Podunk Pretties said...

But it does qualify as a very lovely cushion. Nice work.

cottonreel said...

It's a lovely cushion so all is not lost

Boud said...

I agree, it's lovely anyway! and it got its Tour de France on your blog.

deanna7trees said...

it is beautiful and so cheerful. no matter that it doesn't meet the criteria.

Bev said...

Oh my! That is GORGEOUS! You did such a great job! It's perfect! Sorry it doesn't quality....you probably would have won something! XO

Cattinka said...

It looks good to me. I like it just the way it is.
KATRIN W.

Janet said...

What a beautiful cushion!

Gaia said...

What a lovely cushion ...love the colours and, the pattern.

Annet said...

Well, now you have a very pretty cushion!

Mary Ellen said...

Very nice cushion. I have been warned by others to carefully read requirements before entering any contest. So far I have not had the gumption to enter anything. Their loss is your gain.

Queeniepatch said...

You should be glad you made a 'mistake'. In this way you can keep the cushion! It's a beauty.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

It's still a very pretty cushion! Love the bright batik colors!

Jane Galley said...

It may not qualify to be entered, but it's a fabulous cushion and you should enjoy it. Beautiful

motidana said...

The cushion is fabulous . Love the colors and the pattern :)

Chyfey said...

Beautifully Margaret,love the colours used .

Suztats said...

A very colourful pincushion, and you get to keep it at home! That would be a cheery site in the sewing room.......

Susan Hook said...

What a shame that you couldn't enter your cushion, to many rules! I love all the colours and shapes that you have put into the cushion, I think it is one of my favourite things that you have made!

Jillian said...

Forget Tour de France - yours is a Tour de Force! It's a great cushion - fabulous idea and well executed.

The Inside Stori said...

White or no white.....I love it!! Our son was in France a couple of years ago to see the race......he's rides too (not competitively).....it was a thrill..... Your project gave me some ideas for a little gift for him!! Thank you!

Anita said...

Your cushion is so beautiful,lovely colors.I think you should be proud Margaret.You've made a circle patch now,wow!

Pippas quilts said...

What a lovely cushion at least you get to keep it. I hate reading instructions always get something wrong.

Séverine said...

Your cushion is wonderful, it doesńt matter you cannot send it.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

I think your wheel cushion is most lovely. The colors are all wonderful together, hugs Judy

Deonn said...

I love it, Margaret! You'll love using it, too, I'm sure.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Gorgeous Margaret! I always read my instructions a couple of times, I just can't interpret them correctly.....I have a backwards thinking brain.....giggle.

QuiltSue said...

Having now seen it in real life, I can tell everyone it IS a great cushion, and also that it will be in the exhibition. Well done Margaret.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Margaret this is spectacular! I just love the colors and the workmanship is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

It's beautiful, I'd bend the rules for you! :) x

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Darned rules! At least you have created a lovely cushion to enjoy.

Anneliese said...

Margaret, this is a beautiful cushion - the colours are fabulous - "they" miss something - but you are greatly compensated with so many lovely comments as they all come from heart - as mine..

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a bright and happy cushion, Margaret! I love the colours and the quilting. Well done!

Jen said...

Hello Margaret, I just love your cushion You are so clever, it is beautiful and lovely colours.

Ladyquiltsalot said...

I am visiting from Let's Bee Social, because that cushion really caught my eye! Love it as much as my hubby loves to watch the Tour! I get no TV time for the next three weeks!

Josie said...

Well... it may not be a qualifier but it is a really gorgeous cushion that you can be proud of and enjoy. Just noticed that QuiltSue commented that it will be in the exhibition. Hooray for you!!! :o))

Createology said...

Checking in to see what you have been up to. I am so happy to be home and able to read my favorite blogs. Creative Bliss and Summer Sparkles...

Deborah @Patchwork Atelier said...

Very beautiful - I love the colors!!
Hugs
Deborah

Sharon said...

The cushion and the colors are both SEW lovely.

Susan Elliott said...

I am watching the final mountain stage of Le Tour as we speak! Its one of my favorite times of year. I loved your wheel design even if it didn't meet the specs!