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!