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As I'm still plodding on (but making progress) with hand quilting my large quilt I thought I'd share photos of a couple of cushions I've made for the raffle at our festival. The idea is that we each make 2 cushions and those buying raffle tickets can pick which cushion they'd like to win. We'll be raffling at least 5 cushions on both the Saturday and Sunday. We hope that all of the cushions will be very different and so they'll be lots of choice for people. The orange and purple one is a colour combination I wouldn't usually use but a cushion is ideal for trying out new colour combinations. The brown one has fluffy edges - it was a bit hit and miss how it was put together - I'd seen one in a shop and made it up as I went along. I'll be demo-ing this at our quilting retreat - when I do instructions I'll share them with you.

Thanks for all of the comments from the last post - I'll give the magnetic clips a try later this week or at the weekend and promise to report back.

The Bank Holiday was typical weather wise - wet, windy and a bit cold. I think we've been spoilt and now the weather is as it should be it seems really cold and miserable. Anyway poor weather means you're inside and you can sew lots......

Oh... and I'm very excited about being included in the fabric swap 3.....


Marisa said…
Hand quilting is the greatest most relaxing thing on earth. I'm trying to hand quilt a king sized quilt in order to stay in practice and warm up when I need to. It's a giant, but someday I'll finish it.
YankeeQuilter said…
I started a hand applique project to have something to bring to the stitiching meetings...with the amount of talking and tea drinking we do it may take years to finish!

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