I bought the mirror ball dots last week with the vague notion of Christmas makes; so as soon as I won Megan's beautiful Hemispheres pattern, it was serendipitous!
I had been planning to make a Christmas cushion cover for my sister and BiL, so decision made.
I cheated by using my Sizzix to cut the fabric, which made my blocks slightly smaller than the templates, but I trimmed them as instructed by Megan; and having pieced the blocks yesterday, I turned them into a cushion today; no time like the present eh...
I backed the 14" block with fusible Vilene H640, and spiral quilted in 12wt Aurifil from the centre. The dots are kind of sticky, and with the fleece on the underside, the tighter middle curves were just a leeettle bit awkward, but it turned out really nicely.
The white background is Essex linen, which I also used for the binding, along with a subtle section of creamy mirror dots, and I envelope-backed it with some Kona Aqua and Ash. I lined it with a combo of Kona Calico, and some heavier-weight cream upholstery fabric to give it a nice weight.
I am really pleased with how this turned out; and I think Megan may have inspired me to use more solids and make a proper quilt using her pattern. There's still time to maybe win a copy of the pattern if you check out this post, and why not join in the QAL?
My cushion will wing its way to the Southern Hemisphere come December; I actually can't quite believe how organised I am being!
And... yes, there's an 'and', that wasn't all I got done today. Far from it. I am just waiting for the stuffing man to come good, then I will have a right pair of lovelies, yep, another FAL finish to show you. On. A. Roll.