Wednesday, 25 September 2013

My First Cushion

Amazingly enough, I have never made a cushion until now. I wanted to make something for Helena, the daughter of one of my oldest friends, especially as I have not finished her quilt yet. So I put on my thinking hat ( shades of Harry Potter here) and decided on a cushion.

I found this pattern and followed it fairly closely. I had some of the Timeless Treasures skeleton fabric which I matched up with a low volume text print and a bright pink solid. The skeleton fabric also glows in the dark which appealed to the child in me. I made a simple flap back, as described in the pattern.
I even managed to match up the fabric!
I quilted it fairly simply  only on the skeleton and text fabrics, as I didn't have a suitable shade of thread for the pink solid.
 I haven't given it to her yet, but hope to visit soon.
 Lois ( Helena's mother ) and I met at medical school 38 years ago when she was 19 and I was 21. And now Helena has just started at the same medical school. I hope she has as good a time as we did.

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe that you haven't made e cushion before. Very appropriate for a medical student. I'm sure she'll love it! Juliex