Monday, 16 July 2012

Swoon cushion Ta-Dah!!

My pink Swoon cushion is finished and was given to my Great Aunt yesterday for her birthday!!
I forgot to take any photos of the birthday girl with it but did go a little crazy snapping it before it left.

I am ridiculously happy with how it turned out and she seemed pretty pleased with it when she opened it. I have to say I was hoping she didn't want it so I could bring it back home.
I didn't attempt a zip with this cushion, so just went for an envelope back.
The floral fabric I used is Scattered Roses from Sugar Hill by Tanya Whelan and the solid pink I bought from John Lewis a while ago and am not sure of the name!! Which is a shame as I'd love some more. It ended up needing a 24" cushion insert so is lovely and big.
This came together so quickly (which was very lucky as I didn't give myself much time to do it!) and the pattern was a dream to follow.
In fact so clear and enjoyable that I've managed to start on another one today.....
This one is for my sister's birthday and needs to be finished by Wednesday....I think I should rename myself!! So I might (WILL) have another Ta-Dah before the week is out!!
All I can say is thank God I saw Katy's of I'm a Ginger Monkey Swoon cushion on Flickr or both of them would have got chocolates and socks for presents!!

Before I go and get the kidlets in bed I have to share with you my fabric that I bought with my voucher from the SewHappyGeek Mini Quilt Competition. I got a $25 voucher to spend at Intrepid Thread and I really had trouble picking things as Julie has the most wonderful selections.
I did add to the voucher but only $10 and the postage, which converted to £17!! The price of fabric really is so much cheaper in America. It arrived on Saturday so took less than a week to get to me.
And finally...... Jenna has just posted today about a new Quilt Along!! It looks amazing!!


  1. What a good idea to make a Swoon cushion! I have the pattern and keep putting it off because I would need a bunch of FQs but this way I could just make it with a couple and make all my mistakes on a small piece. Really love this! x

  2. It turned out beautiful, your Aunt must have been thrilled. I'm loving the colours and fabric for your sister's. Deb xxx

  3. Well done! And yes, Julie's shop is awesome!

  4. Your cushion looks fabulous and the next one in the production line looks equally stunning! Great haul of fabric too, those American prices are so tempting!

  5. I love the cushions! Such a cool design, and what a fab gift. Who doesnt like getting fabric in the mail and so much- such a bargain!


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