Today I finally found the time (where is time when you need it?) to load some photographs onto the computer that had been sitting on the camera for a good while. Below some pics of THE CUSHION in progress.
The inspiration was the seaside, but I wanted to use warm colours. Funny how my vision of the seaside are of warm days, warm colours and sunshine, while my memories are more of being at the seaside sheltering from a chilly wind while eating the ubiquitous fish-and-chips...
The cushion was pieced from three wedge-shaped pieces, so the (extremely) simple piecing had to be complemented with some more elaborate quilting.
|FRONT; started quilting the waves|
The quilting is done by hand (I do love hand quilting), but the stitching is not too small (I'm trying for "even", not "small"). In the end I did quite a lot of quilting for such a small project.
|Close-up of quilting|
I used Oakshott fabrics from a packet of fat eights, which is why the back is differently coloured from the front - just not enough fabric in each colour to do more than one wedge in each.
The fabric has light interfacing ironed to the back (the fabric is quite thin) and the quilting brings out the shine brilliantly. Unfortunately, that is not so visible in the pictures...
AND I am VERY proud of my buttonholes!!!!! THREE in a row; so scary to do, but they turned out great! Never knew you could make buttonholes this way, but it looks just SOOOO professional!
|BACK; buttonhole (real colour is not so washed-out)|