I started this months ago, when I was planning my low volume quilt for my lovely Brit Bees. It was supposed to be just a small block, but I couldn't stop stitching and it grew into a 16" cushion cover. It has been sitting waiting (all quilted and ready) to be made into a cushion/pillow for my bed.
I couldn't decide what to back it with, but in the end decided that my Granny's old course linen tablecloth was the only backing that would suit it. I was able to use the hem of it to make a covered zip. I can't explain how much I love this cushion. There are some very special (to me) fabrics scraps in there, and I loved the slow, quiet, relaxed pace of hand-stitching and hand-quilting it.
Now that I've finally finished something, I can play with some of the goodies that my postie has been bringing me!
These stunning Liberty Lifestyle prints came from the Village Haberdashery. I have been looking forward to getting my hands on these since I saw (and touched, drooled and fondled) them at the Fat Quarterly Retreat earlier this year. They are even more beautiful than I remember!
I also bought some Madrona Road. I only got the two prints at the front of the picture above, and I pulled from my stash to make a big happy pile-o-fabric for an autumnal quilt. I've got some more playing to do before I decide what pattern I'll use though :)
I've been wanting this book for ages and finally found a used copy for a great price. I don't actually think it's been used at all. It's pristine!
I think I might snuggle up with my new cushion tonight and have a good read, and plan some new quilts :)