I have been cracking on with my FQR finishes, which includes my hand-quilted cushion that I also presumptuously put on my FAL list…
After a couple of false starts and a little unpicking, I found my hand-quilting rhythm and stitch size, and then there was no stopping me! I even flukily managed to maintain quite a decent backside, if I do say so myself!
I used a Hera marker to guide my stitching, and as one of many firsts on this cushion it, I was rather impressed that even with all the scrunching up the top got whilst quilting, I could still see where I was going.
I backed my cushion with some Clarke & Clarke home dec weight spots, put in a concealed zip and used some of my favourite Liberty Lifestyle print for binding, and I don't use that unless I am particularly chuffed with something!
I need something else to hand quilt now, honestly I am going to make things just so I can! I have even pulled out my Midnight At The Oasis today, which has lain unloved for about 6 months, and got my appliqué action on at last. I think that one certainly deserves the hand-quilting treatment.
So onto the rather over-crowded but oh-so-pretty sofa it has gone…
I should photograph the view from the sofa really, to assure you that I haven't covered the whole house!
Well the weather has cooled a little this evening, we managed about 45 minutes at the park earlier, before the thunder started, and made it home just before the rain. Not sure what this weekend has in store, but I am guessing it won't be a patch on the fun and games of last weekend.