I went from not having an idea, to having a pretty much fully formed idea overnight and I got started, this was back in June, or maybe even May... I think it was before I became ill again this time.
I didn't follow a pattern, I just made it all up. I drew the outline of a sewing machine, improv pieced some aqua scraps, then traced the shape onto Bondaweb which I fixed on the back. Not until I'd actually quilted it did I realise the sewing machine is back to front! I sewed round the edges and added the details in free-motion thread painting.
Trudi loves Aurifil, so, despite my ambiguity towards the brand, I made Aurifil spools in her listed preferred colours. Each area is quilted differently. Some are geometric square designs and some are curvy. I did four and then struggled for ages to think of other designs to use!
The middle section had loops and hearts and the borders were matchstick quilted. I did a simple ribbon pattern in the spools. The aqua borders are left unquilted.
One of these pictures should show the segment I did in pebbles. It took FOREVER. It can't be a very big area, the overall cushion cover is 22", so we're talking 6-7", but I was quilting those pebbles for hours - so it felt. Never again.
A quick shot of the back where you can see the quilting pretty well.
I used a tutorial by Ms Midge to do the lapped zip which I've never done before. It was really easy so I'll be doing that again.
See, there really is a zip under there!
And my cushion? I knew it would be a bunny! This is by the very talented Gillian.
My apologies that all the links (except for Ms Midge's tutorial) are to Instagram, my intrepid fellow guild members have all abandoned blogging for the instant gratification that is Instagram. I go on Instagram every now and then, but I find after about 2 minutes I'm just flicking and the images are flying past. Much like how I felt about Flickr in its day, there's not enough depth to Instagram, it's just photos and no real stories.