Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Rainbow Cushion [a {lovely} finish]

This could be something of a record: normally my finish post for my goal in A Lovely Year of Finishes is as near to the end of the month as I can get it whilst still being eligible for the link up. Not this month! Oh no! We're not even half way through December, and the cushion is finished! Urged on by the fact it needs to be posted and the last posting date for 2nd class mail is this coming Friday - even so, it's still only Tuesday!



I started this cushion many, many months ago, pieced two sections and abandoned it. Christmas seemed as good a time as any to get it finished and gifted. So last week, when I had a few hours of energy, I finished the piecing. Present Jennie needs to thank past Jennie for cutting generous pieces way back when, because it made the foundation piecing so much easier!



I took a couple of days to do some chunky hand quilting in white perle cotton, and I added the back yesterday morning. It was delivered to the post office by the end of the day and is winging its way south!

The fabrics are some of my favourites (aren't they all): Pearl Bracelets, Cotton and Steel, Mama Said Sew, Domino Dots, Alison Glass, and Carolyn Friedlander; and the pattern is by @FromBlankPages. This photo from before quilting, shows the fabrics much better.



This was my ALYoF goal for December - you can find the goal post here.

And it was on my Finish Along list for Q4, which you can find here.
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

5 comments:

Heather said...

That is a lovely pillow. Lucky the recipient.

Wendy said...

That's fab! I love rainbows and this is a great pattern

Anthea said...

Beautiful work there Jennie... fun colours...

Lin said...

It's a lovely finish Jennie and I am sure will be loved by the recipient. xx

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Turned out beautiful !