Joanna told me about this beautiful quilt a few months ago. It’s beautiful, but alas, no longer available. Judging by the prices on the site, I imagine this one was a mere $250 in a queen size. But fear not, fellow sewers! If you have good biceps and some time, I’m sure you can make one for yourself at a fraction of the cost. I, on the other hand, don’t have the biceps built up for the task so I decided to try a quilted cushion instead.
Who knew that a dark background could make such a bold statement? (and I think I like that tilted shot!)
This one doesn’t really go with the rest of my house. I signed up to do a craft show in May to try to unload some of my built-up inventory so this one can go in that HUGE pile of stuff. Anyway, back to the cushion. The fabrics are from a charm pack I got last year – Soiree, I think it’s called. The background is Kona cotton in Charcoal.
The blanket stitching was done on the machine. I intended to use my new circle embroidery attachment, but for various reasons it wasn’t the best choice – not least of all was trying to find the exact center after the circle was fused. My only regret is that I let my mind wander a couple of times and the blanket stitching strayed – oops. But it’s all fixable.
I put this little fun striped circle on the back because the back really shouldn’t be plain. It would feel left out, you know.