Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Swoon déjà vu!

Woohoo! I got the Swoon cushion for my sister finished just in time. She lives on the Isle of Wight and I don't see her very often, but she was having a short visit staying with my mum and dad and popping in to me on her way to the M25.  She arrived on Thursday morning and luckily (for me) phoned ahead to say she was on her way so I could finish the last corner of binding and run around the house taking photos!! Then wrap it in Christmas paper, as I didn't have any other paper that was wide enough!

I am so pleased with how this cushion came out. I did swap the cushion insert for a 26" this time to make it a bit more fuller. 
Now for some of those photos from the mad dash around the house!!
You can see just how large it is on the sofa next to my normal cushions!
The pattern is from the Swoon quilt by Camille Roskelley and is available from here.
The fabrics I used were Dotted cluster in petunia by Josephine Kimberling (on sale at MisforMake)
                                      Kona cotton in Crocus
                                      Essex Linen in Flax
The whole cushion with the fabric and the insert from Dunelm Mill cost me less than £20.
I bought all the fabric from MisforMake and their website has just had a big makeover. It's so easy to navigate, and helped me so much to be able to pick the fabrics grouped by colour as I knew I wanted to make something with purple/lilac in.
It's my sisters birthday at the end of the week, so hopefully she will love it as much as i do. If not I'll pinch it back!
I've also been busy with a small project for myself.
Which I've sewn together, but need to wait for a small finishing touch to share with you.

I'm linking this post up with
                                             Sew Happy Geek


  1. Your cushion looks great, your sister is bound to be delighted with it. I love the combination of fabrics you used. I haven't bought from MisforMake but will definitely have a look at their website.

  2. I love your Swoon cushion.
    I have been longing to make a Swoon block for ages and your beautiful one has inspired me to make a similar cushion.

  3. Your cushion is gorgeous! What an inspiration! I have 3 Swoon blocks finished. Using one for a cushion would be a great idea.

  4. I love your cushion - the colours you've chosen are great. The star looks very twinkly!

  5. Great job on the cushion, and curious to see what you're making!

  6. Gorgeous, love the colour, your sister will be thrilled. Have a good weekend. Deb xxx


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