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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

When ideas collide...

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?

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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.

24 comments:

  1. Oooh I do like that. I've got some dps cut and I've been chickening out of sewing them...

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  2. Ohh that looks so beautiful! And the perfect background to make those mirror dots shine x

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  3. Ohh that looks so beautiful! And the perfect background to make those mirror dots shine x

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  4. Fabulous cushion. Can you come mentor me so I can be as organised as you?

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  5. You're definitely cheating now, getting these all made in that time is just not possible! ;o)

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  6. You must have stolen my mojo because all I did today was fuck up a perfectly lovely quilt top by trying to quilt it when I wasn't in full charge of my senses!

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  7. Stuffing man? Oooh, err missus!

    Great job on the cushion cover though. BTW, when I'm quilting onto H640, I usually throw a 'lining' on the back to make it play more nicely, normally cheap muslin

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  8. I will only excuse your smug preparedness because that cushion is so gorgeous! :-)

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  9. This looks amazing in the Mirror dots fabric!

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  10. Love the design and the colors!

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  11. Lovely pressie and aren't you organised! im still working on my summer list!!!!

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  12. Love the cushion 'little Miss overachiever' ;-)

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  13. Woo! I love how you always finish your cushions with piping, I need to stop being so lazy and do that on my next ones.

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  14. Great cushion. How nice to be so organised too :)

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  15. blimey, woman - you're on FIRE! (figuratively, obvs)

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  16. Those colours look lovely against the white

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  17. Pattern and fabric look made for each other! lovely, I am sure the recipients will love this. 'Spot on'... Sorry..

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  18. Very cool Hadley! I had wondered if the dots on that fabric would be sticky. Love the quilting, it's perfect!

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  19. The cushion is stunning in those dots!

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