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!
That is so lovelyReplyDelete
Your pics are waaaay better than mine! xReplyDelete
Such a beautiful cushion, glad you got a nice treat!ReplyDelete
it is a stunning cushion Catherine - what a special treat. And thank you so much for your introduction - I really appreciate it :-)ReplyDelete
How lovely to win one of Alison's cushions!!ReplyDelete
what a beautiful present xx enjoyReplyDelete
A very special giveaway- it's beautiful! Enjoy it!ReplyDelete
a lovely cushion and a lovely start to 2014ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely cushion. What a nice giveaway prize!ReplyDelete
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, CatherineDelete
That really is a lovely prize , congratulations :-)ReplyDelete
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What a great prize! Love the combination of greenish base with bright leaves/petals. Lucky you! Enjoy it! :-)ReplyDelete
You lucky one :)ReplyDelete
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 ReviewsReplyDelete