Saturday, 24 March 2012

Indian Summer

Although we hit 18degrees here in the North East today, I am not referring to the weather! I finally finished my Granny's Christmas present (I am such a bad Granddaughter). I didn't get to see her last Christmas but we're going to visit next weekend so I pushed through and finished this cushion cover.

The pattern is from Quilt Magazine and can be downloaded as a PDF. It's foundation pieced in four bits and I struggled to get the four bits lined up and together neatly (it's a bit lumpy round some of the seams). I finished piecing it early in January, but fell out of love with it for a while.

Last week I added the border and fell back in love with it. I hand quilted it with perle thread and then made a cushion cover with an envelope back.

The photos are very accurate with regard to colour - the plain fabric that looks like orange is actually a lovely pink, and the centre diamond isn't black - it's dark red. The cream also has a very delicate dotty-ness to it.


Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh this looks lovely

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cushion.

tillymint said...

Oh how gorgeous, I've not seen that pattern before... I love those fabrics. Your Grandmother is going to love it!