Of course, Linda had me at "beads"! I've not done much crazy quilting but this small project seemed perfect to make for my bud, Susan's (my tea bag gifter!) birthday. I thought it might take awhile to finish, Susan's BD is in October, so this would give me time to finish. Little did I know it was so relaxing to sew I finished all the hand work in a weekend!
I gathered up some supplies and got started!
Next up was to lay out the different sheer fabrics...well, really the first part was deciding what colors to use but that's always a story isn't it! Then it was deciding which embroidery stitches to use!
This was the fun part! Doing different embroidery stitches. Some with beads and some without! Just have to have beads, right!
Once all the stitching was finished, I used one of my mono printed fabrics I had in my stash for the backing and sewed the piece close, leaving about 2" to turn for stuffing.
This was the finished cushion after I stuffed it with some fiber fill I had on hand. Looks nice and puffy! I was going to leave 'as is' but....those beads & Linda were calling me!
I added beads all around the edges!
And this is the back...that's the mono printed piece I had on hand. It does match the blue in the sheer doesn't it!
I was going to wait until October to mail toSusan but I decided I'd send her an early birthday gift! Hope she enjoys and uses it!
Now to stop watching DMTV! HA Only kidding! I love the inspiration and ideas Linda and Laura share with us. In fact, Laura Kemshall, was the person who introduced me to English Paper Piecing years ago. Hence, I have become addicted (horse hex #1 and horse hex #2 for example)! And now I have another hex project (EPP) that you'll see in my next post! Thanks again to Linda and Laura!