Let it be known – I read “The Great Gatsby” back in 1992 for English Literature – and LOVED it! I also loved the original movie, and was THRILLED when Baz Lurhmann remade the film, in a magnificent way. So when we were invited to a friend’s 40th (which I am attending as you are reading this) and the theme was “Gatsby”, I was just a tad bit excited. I mean, costume parties can be a lot of effort, but once you’re there, they are so much fun!
Anyway – I immediately knew what I wanted to make her as a gift – an Art Deco inspired cushion. I googled myself silly before remembering I had a Quick Curve Ruler, and some fabulous patterns that SURELY would have something reminiscent of the period? Ahuh – correct I was! I whipped out the Metro Scope pattern by Sew Kind Of Wonderful and got straight to work! And this is what happened……
These patterns the SKOW girls have designed are truly beautiful. And the QCR makes it all so easy. After deciding on a very simple black and white theme, I got out my #2000 gold Aurifil thread and planned my next move. I had been staring at the art work for the movie for a long time, when I whipped out my Frixion pen and started drawing out some sort of pattern to follow, making my own emblem.
I switched up the letters in the centre – SG – for her initials, and then tried to come with lines and shapes that were Gatsby-like. And I am REALLY pleased with the end result. It doesn’t even matter that it’s the first time a Frixion pen has not completely erased from my fabric (if anyone knows why this is the case, please share!) because I just love it!
The backing is a fabric I had leftovers of for a long time. Perfection!
So, another cushion to add to the millions I’ve made! They truly are the bestest gift ever!