Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Productivity resumed!

I've just finished the next cushion, which is a much belated Christmas present for my lovely friend Emma.   I would normally be horrified at delivering a gift so late, but Emma is routinely at least 3 hours late every time I meet her....therefore I think she will be tolerant of my tardiness!

Emma is quirky and artistic, and just a little bit girly, so I hope this cushion fits the bill.  It's my own design, using "June song" from the Alexander Henry June Bug collection for the central panel and then adding fabrics from my stash to match the colours of the print.  The outer border and the back are a lime green chenille type furnishing fabric (left over from curtains!) and I've done an envelope back, but edged it with the pink print to make it a little more special :)

Hope you like it, Ems!

Oooo and I've also decided to enter this into the Bloggers pillow party that I found when blog surfing.  This is being hosted by Stitched in colour and this month judged by Red Pepper quilts. From browsing January's entrants, I can see that lots of very talented folk enter so competition will be stiff, but I thought it'd be fun to give it a go :)

Blogger's Pillow Party



  1. I'm sure your friend will love the cushion, the loveliness makes up for the lateness I think. Nic xx

  2. That's really cute! Better late then never, I always say!
    To answer your question,
    I used the instructions from this pattern: ern-vintage-...
    But my printer isn't working, so I sort of winged it on the actual pattern.

  3. Your pillow is beautiful! I wish I could do that. Maybe I'll try to carve out some time to give it a shot. :)

  4. Thanks for your comments guys! Look forward to seeing your creation Mary Jo :)

  5. Hello! What a beautiful pillow you have made! I love those fabrics and colours!
    Sunny wishes! Teje

  6. Oh this is lovely! Your fabric choices are so whimsical! Just wonderful!