A Trio of Cushions

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And they’re finished!  😀  I used a simple envelope+buttons arrangement for the backs, luckily my favourite haberdashery stall in a local market had just the right buttons in just the right colours:

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And here are some close-up shots:

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You can read more about the fronts here and here.

I must say a big thank you to the people who offered suggestions on how to finish off the quilting on Elsa, it really was a help!  Lifting the “ground” level brought everything together much better.  And after doodling around a bit and trying a few of the suggestions (and screaming in frustration at my white rayon, which decided to HATE almost all my assorted needles for some reason – the “right” one turned out to be a microtex 80/12), I ended up with this:

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It’s not at all what I thought I’d end up with, but I think it works.  🙂  I got a great tip from Carole Gold about using tracing paper to test and stitch FMQ designs, and although I wasn’t able to use it this time because it turns out we have nothing like that in the house (not-quite-moving house really sucks), it’s a great idea that I’m definitely going to try on other projects once I’ve grabbed myself a roll of baking paper to use.  🙂

Linking up with Let’s Bee Social, Free-Motion Mavericks, Can I get a Whoop Whoop? and TGIFF.  🙂

16 thoughts on “A Trio of Cushions”

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, I’m thrilled that I’ve given you some ideas and would really love to see where you take them. 🙂 The backs happened like that because I couldn’t find enough fat quarters all the same colour, then I decided a two-tone look was more fun anyway – I’d do it again in a flash!

  1. Hello Heulwen,

    Fabulous job! I love the way that the cushions are designed specially for each child, with such different colours and quilting designs, yet still make a co-ordinated set of cushions. I’m sure the children will love them.

    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Your cushions are this week’s featured project!

    Love, Muv

    1. Hello Muv!

      Oh my goodness, thank you! I’m very honoured! 😀 I love your link-up, it’s always so friendly. 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s probably some of the most involved quilting I’ve done to date. 🙂

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