After going to the quilting retreat weekend I came home with two cushions for my girls. I was undecided on what sort of cushions to make before I left so I went along armed with fabric, a couple of patterns, embroidery threads and other assorted embellishments.
I decided on the pattern in Annie Down's book 'Some Kind of Wonderful'....and they have turned out wonderful indeed.
The two colour ways bring out different fabrics in the girls quilts....and also suit their personalities.
My youngest cherub can often be seen carrying her cushion around the house!
I almost went for a quick-finish simple backing, but was swayed by how lovely the pieced back looked in the pattern. I only started on the back on the Sunday morning....and was the last person left sewing in the afternoon (insert embarrassed look here)
I purchased the buttons from Primitive Willow in Dubbo. I was very pleased with the painted wooden buttons that Lee-Anne showed me....they have added that nice finishing touch to the cushions.
So in total I did not deliver on my 'other' projects that I took with me...and yes the layer cake in my last post is still a layer cake! More projects to keep me inspired for the next retreat or hopefully some time to sew at home.
This is another little project with my Master 8 that we finished this week. They are studying monotremes and we chose to do the echidna. He did very well with paints and crepe paper and bits of bark and leaves....with a few helpful suggestions from his older sister (love the googly eyes).