Monday, 6 January 2014

Thank you, thank you

Just before Christmas I found out that I had been lucky enough to win a giveaway offered by Alison of Little Island Quilting, which is one of my favourite blogs.  Since I love everything she makes, and the prize was a specially made cushion cover, I was very happy!

My cushion cover arrived at the weekend.  It is absolutely gorgeous and I have been waiting for the opportunity to photograph it as the weather has been awful and I worried that a sad grey flash photograph would not do it justice.  Well it's still wet and grey here, but since you can see some nice photos of it on Alison's blog I thought I'd do my best, so here it is enjoying the lavender in my garden:


It has beautiful raw edge applique:


and awesome quilting:


Here is a detail showing the cornerstones, the petals round the edge, and the binding:


The back is beautiful too, with a concealed zip:


The colours are vibrant and cheerful and fit beautifully in the room where this cushion will have pride of place.  (Yes, there is a small child hiding under that quilt.)  I'm so lucky!

I have another thank you and an introduction to make.  You might know Deborah and her beautiful creations through Flickr.  She very kindly road tested my Komebukuro bag instructions (Parts 1 and 2) and sent really helpful suggestions to make the instructions clearer which I will incorporate into the posts.  She made a fantastic Komebukuro bag which you can see in her Flickr stream - and in her NEW BLOG!


17 comments:

  1. Your pics are waaaay better than mine! x

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  2. Such a beautiful cushion, glad you got a nice treat!

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  3. it is a stunning cushion Catherine - what a special treat. And thank you so much for your introduction - I really appreciate it :-)

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  4. How lovely to win one of Alison's cushions!!

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  5. what a beautiful present xx enjoy

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  6. A very special giveaway- it's beautiful! Enjoy it!

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  7. a lovely cushion and a lovely start to 2014

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  8. Wonderful cushion, and I'm super envious that your lavender survives Winter–it's one of those plants I seem to manage to kill within minutes of getting it back from the garden centre.

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  9. That is a lovely cushion. What a nice giveaway prize!

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    1. Hi Mokki Wasn't I lucky?! Just to let you know I can't reply to you direct because you are a "no-reply blogger" (you haven't got an email address associated with your blogger profile). Best wishes, Catherine

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  10. That really is a lovely prize , congratulations :-)

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  12. What a great prize! Love the combination of greenish base with bright leaves/petals. Lucky you! Enjoy it! :-)

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  13. t is a stunning cushion Catherine - what a special treat. And thank you so much for your introduction - I really appreciate it :-)Top Ten Web Hosting Reviews

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