|attempt at an arty shot :-/|
|there is no light today so apologies for the rubbish photos|
I finished the straight line quilting (1/4" lines in white, then green, then grey) on Monday and then had the hardest time deciding on a backing. Many fabrics were trialled and I almost used a treasured Melody Miller print but then I thought it would be better (and more summery!) if I used the same fabric as the pop of colour on the front so Heather Bailey Pop won out. I was planning of a hidden zip along one of the seams but couldn't for the life of me work out how to do it so I used Jude's great tute and did a covered zip back. I lined the back too (more puzzles!). Of course, I have since worked out the hidden zipper thing (at about 3am yesterday morning!) - oh well, next time. I was worried about the size (finished at a little over 19" square) especially when I used the cheap IKEA filler I had - not much padding. So I bought a plumper 20" filler and it looks much better.
I am super chuffed with this cushion/pillow and it goes really well in our living room. My partner is silent so I just have to hope that she feels the same as the kind commenters on Flickr. I think I will be making this again - maybe with a little more planning, or maybe not ;-)
This Saturday is the East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild meeting and I can't wait. I think this cushion may be taken to present in the Show and Tell section #proudmum.
Edited to add link to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts