On Saturday I attended the twenty first birthday party of a very special young lady who I have worked alongside for the last year.
A young lady who sparkles and shines.
A young lady who is bright, friendly, thoughtful and generally a joy to be around.
A young lady who is 20 years (to the day!) younger than me (gulp!)
Her birthday party was a fairy party, so it seemed only right to design a fairy cushion for her. Knowing that she loves muted colours, I went for low volume type fabrics. Its not my usual colour pallet, but I think it works well and its got be interested in trying more.
I played around with the quilting and free motion quilted a sort of irregular spiral effect.
I quite like it!
I've been playing around with different methods of zip insertion into cushion. For the fairy cushion (the yellow cushion in the picture above) I improvised my own method, which worked surprisingly well. I think I will use this method again if I want a fairly subtle zip insertion.
You will have to wait another week to hear more details of the black and white minky chevron cushion- the only thing that I'll say at this stage is that I wish I could keep it for myself- its so cute and snuggly!!
I sent the pattern off to my pattern testers and as always it was a joy to see their results. I love that Caroline defined the dress and flesh of the fairy. Such a pretty floral dress don't you think!?
Here's Amanda's version of the fairy.
Happy birthday tomorrow Renee!!! Hope you have a really really special day!