If you’ve been reading along this past twelve months, you’d know that I’ve been on the 40th birthday bandwagon, and every BFF gets a quilt! I feel like Oprah at times – YOU get a quilt! YOU get a quilt…..and YOU GET A QUILT!!!! Well, I’m nearly at the end of said bandwagon. For now. But the last of my BFF’s has her 40th birthday tomorrow. And because she got a quilt last year – just because – she’s getting something different. No surprises here – it’s a cushion!
Yeh, yeh….. I know I’m a cushion freak, and that’s ok. I’m at peace with my addiction. But I DO try to change it up a little, and this time round, instead of just winging it with my free motion quilted words, I tried printing out the word I wanted, in the size I needed – and then traced it on to the fabric with a Frixion pen. Easy. Then quilted over it. Even easier!
I used the fabulous Gold Aurifil #2140 that Gemma chose to include in her “Capital Colours” #aussieaurifilclub bundle this month. And I’m totally in love with it!
The shine is amazing! And of course, because it’s a printed font, it’s pretty much perfect! I decided to make the most important part – Friends – pop, by quilting some swirls and pebbles around it. And a little bit of a fabric review here…… I bought some Emma Louise white cotton from GJ’s last time I was there (because there is a Kona drought here in Australia) and I have to say – It’s bloody beautiful!!!! Do yourself a favour…..
The second cushion is another gift, but this time, for my youngest daughter’s best friend…..
Although it is a much simpler design – good old 5″ charm squares to the rescue again – I used the same printed font theory for her name. And it worked beautifully again.
I did colour in the font a little on this one – which gives a great effect too.
So – the tale of two cushions. Both for great friends, and both pack a punch. But pretty different designs. Siara’s cushion took me ONE WHOLE HOUR. Correct. From start to finish. The first cushion, just a little longer 😉