I've been umming and ahhing over whether or not to show these on my blog before Christmas, but finally I decided that it is safe. The chances of my Mother-in-Law or Father-in-Law reading my blog are next to nothing, so I thought I'd show the pair of cushions that I made for them.
My Father-in-Law is a lover of birds, especially birds of prey, so my husband asked that I use my New Zealand Falcon pattern for him. We both felt that a Morepork for my Mother-in-Law would complete the pair beautifully.
I chose fabrics that I thought would go with the interior of my Mother in Law's house, but I also tried to use fabrics that would give the birds texture. I wasn't too fussed about being correct to the colourings of the different species of birds- lets call it artistic license shall we!
In the interests of getting these finished, I opted to stitch the ditch around the birds and then use simple wavy line quilting using my walking foot in the background. It worked remarkably well. I would definitely do this again if I need a quick finish.
I just realised that I forgot to take any photos of the back of the cushions, but I added simple covered zips using Chrissie's tutorial.
I must admit that I'm very pleased with these two cushions. I hope they
are well received. More Christmas makings to come one of these days...
I'm linking in with the Cushions for Christmas Blog Hop
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