Luminous – A Pattern Test

In this crafty world we live in, we quite often have the opportunity to meet like-minded people.  Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting one such lady – Abby, from Things For Boys!  Last week, Abby put the call out for patterns testers.  She has designed a fabulous pattern called “Luminous”, and I quite happily offered my assistance!  Yesterday, I got to choosing fabrics for the rainbow version, and whilst it was a little tricky finding colours that would work to give the illusion of transparency, I think I did ok…..

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In fact, I think I did bloody brilliantly!!!  I absolutely ADORE this cushion cover!  And it was loads of fun to make.  I don’t do rainbow often, but this may be the start of a rainbow-addiction.

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 The quilting was fun too.  I got out my Aurifil collection and matched up different colours to each print.  I think there are 13 colours in total! It was a lot of mucking around with changing of threads and threading of needles – but totally worth the end result!  The white fabric is actually an Alison Glass text print, although you can’t see it in the photos.  And yet again, another cushion cover destined to be gifted to someone else.  One day I’ll make myself one!

So – keep your eye out for Abby’s pattern release!!  You can find her on IG @abbythingsforboys for updates on its arrival.

Sew Cute Tuesday


40 Responses to Luminous – A Pattern Test

  1. Keera says:

    Love love love this! Such a great pattern – you do rainbow well!!
    Loving the new look also – x

  2. Gayle says:

    Seriously cute pillow. I love all the color.

  3. I have rainbows on the brain, too. This is lovely — and many thanks for the introduction to Things for Boys!

  4. I love the rainbow; this is great. You’ve achieved the look of transparency very well.

    I love the new website too.

  5. You’ve done such a wonderful job with it! The quilting really enhances it. Yay!!!

  6. Debbie says:

    This is lovely! I think you did a fantastic joy choosing fabrics. I just may have to try this too….

  7. Hayley says:

    love this! Great pattern and colour

  8. Ms Midge says:

    This is fabulous. I’m currently struggling with picking fabrics for Technicolour Galaxy and it’s all down to trying to make it look “transparent”. You’e done a great job. PS. Just fixed your account so that you no longer appear as admin…

  9. This is fabulous. I’m currently struggling with picking fabrics for Technicolour Galaxy and it’s all down to trying to make it look “transparent”. You’e done a great job. PS. Just fixed your account so that you no longer appear as admin…

  10. Ruth says:

    That is gorgeous, I find it hard to resist rainbows and cushions in rainbow colours in particular!

  11. Pasqualina says:

    I think you did great with your fabric choice. Excellent result!

  12. Kate says:

    Hi Melissa! 🙂
    Love this cushion!
    Just a quick Q – Is it still possible to follow by email? For the life of me I can’t work out how …
    Congrats on the move x

  13. Jayne says:

    IT is gorgeous! Loving the rainbow!

  14. Cassandra says:

    This is a lovely pillow! I completely agree that it can be worth it to change thread color for different sections of a project. The effort really sends this project over the top!

  15. Vera says:

    I’m a sucker for rainbow projects. This one is fab! Well done!

  16. Stephanie says:

    Oh my! This is so beautiful! and the quilting is wonderful! I don’t know if I could have given it away 🙂

  17. It’s spectacular!! Awesome rainbow goodness.

  18. Madge Phillips says:

    I think you did bloody brilliant also. I absolutely love your fabric choices. And thanks for sending me the link to here to check out your quilting. I hope you believe that copying is the highest form of flattery, because I hope you don’t mind if I do something very similar on my mini quilt

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