Just a week into Q2 of the 2016 Finish Aling and I have a finish! And it's not the baby... not yet. I've made this quilt twice now: Firstly as a mini quilt to swap in the UK Mini Swap on Instagram - that quilt now lives in Sweden with @Birchandbirdsong. But as I was cutting it, I knew I would struggle to give it away if I didn't make myself one too.
I raided my scraps for the slivers, but couldn't quite squeeze the low volumes from what I had in my scrap boxes, so they came from stash!
The layout of the two quilts is slightly different as I didn't reference the first when piecing the second and there was the odd fabric I only had enough of for one sliver.
The quilting is dense matchstick quilting, echoing the direction of the sliver. I quilted a lap quilt yesterday in an all over stipple (just add binding and it's another finish....) and used nearly as much thread to quilt the lap quilt as this cushion. At the moment the cushion cover definitely has the feel of cardboard. I'm pretty sure it will need to washed fairly soon so will soften up. I hope.
The backing for the cushion is the same as the backing for the mini quilt - I think this print makes a perfect backing! And I used this tutorial to add a concealed zip - it is so easy I don't know why I haven't always done this!
Despite what my husband thinks, you can never have too many cushions!
This was one of the many goals on my Q2 FAL list and in a few months time I'll link up with our lovely hosts!