I trust you are all well, enjoying the delights of life and are happily sewing. Well it’s Friday and I have a finish………….
I made this envelope cushion for my beautiful friend. Can I tell you that it took me forever to cut into the fabric. I was worried that I would mess up especially when it was for someone else and they supplied the fabric!!! When its my own fabric I don’t mind so much. I suppose if you don’t like it you can start again or buy more fabric. Now that I have made the cushion I love it. It is very striking. There is just something about black and white spots; it just makes colours dance. The cushion is 20 inch square with an Duck/Down insert and the heavy cotton Black & White fabric was purchased from Ikea.
For the back, my friend chose a vintage green stripe also from Ikea. I really like the fabric combination. I sewed a quarter inch seam right sides together and then I sewed a half inch seam around the outside edge to give a’ frill like’ effect! I hope she likes it….
Following are a few pics of my hand quilting to keep you up to date with my progress!
This little star is so soft and I hand quilted it with a Lilac perle 8 cotton.
A little bit of red perle cotton to blend with the scrappiness of this quilt. If you are new to this site following is a pic of the quilt top………..
I am enjoying hand quilting this vintage modern quilt with 1930s fabrics. It is so much fun and changing the colours of perle cotton for each star makes it more interesting. That’s it for this week.
I am linking this post up with Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, for TGIFF at Pippa’s Patch, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of A Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday.
Check out Sarah’s giveaway of a beautiful free motion quilt book at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. You know what they say if your not in you can’t win.
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As always, thank you for stopping by. Wherever you are in the world have a fabulous weekend!
Sew Happy…………………………..Marie x