Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oops! Forgot this one!

I completely forgot to tell you about this bit of happiness.  A finish!  I have not had a finish in ages.


I had a orphan block from my Twinkle Twinkle bee quilt that joined me in Jen Kingwell's hand quilting class at the Fat Quarterly retreat.  I recently spent evenings echo quilting the star, straight line quilting the red boarder and then quilting triangles into the outer pink boarder.



I then was stuck.  The star needed more, but it took me ages to find inspiration.  Or for inspiration to find me.  Eventually I remembered that I had stencils for orange peels so I thought I would give them a try between the star points.  And they worked!



The back is an envelope closure of teal blue, coordinating with the front.  This is my first cushion cover, so I could not envision how it would come together.  Now that I have one down, I think I could try a zip in my next version. 


And so it lives on the living room couch.  It has been napped on, curled up on and snuggled by the dog.  It adds a super spot of color and makes me happy every time I see it.  Needless to say, I'm already plotting my next!



16 comments:

Irina said...

It's beautiful! I love hand quilting with perle cotton:-)

pennydog said...

It's so pretty!

Linda Coleman said...

Really love ke it Cindy. Great colours and love that blue.

Ruth said...

Love the colours - my mum swiped 2 of my cushions - I need to make more and maybe try something like your hand quilting.

Judith, Belfast said...

The colours and design of this is fabulous C! Well done on your finish. Jxo

Leanne said...

It's beautiful! I love the quilting especially.

Canadian Abroad said...

Love it! Especially the colour contrasts and the hand stitching.

Mamasqd said...

Really love the colours in the cushion... Gorgeous!

Steph Blair said...

I love that palette!

nerospost said...

Hi Cindy! This is so beautiful! That blue solid is fantastic! I have to start to use more solids. x Teje

Catherine said...

Love it Cindy

tomomi mcelwee said...

Very very pretty! especially red borders.

Aideen said...

Love it! So cheerful and bright

Katy Cameron said...

Love the colours in this!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

The old pillows are a great way to feel you have finished something. There are more of these on my to do list because I can finish them a lot quicker than a quilt.

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