Thursday, 27 May 2010
A patchwork/crochet mash-up
Sadly it is another Farewell Cushion. Lovely Julia, who has worked for me for 4 and a half years is leaving for a new life in Peebles (which is actually only a half hour drive away!). Good bye and good luck 'Mother Tilley', you have been an absolute brick!
I used left over wool from the Wool Eater blanket and made both sides the same. The squares are sewn together but then I double crocheted the cushion together (sorry Julia, no easy way in, so it will be dry clean or nothing for this cushion!) which gave the nice frilly edge. Some of the squares are a bit wonky. but hey, that's just part of their charm!
So I left her alone and got on with it myself! It was nice to have something portable to do while I was busy with all the hand quilting on Jane's quilt.
Speaking of which, I have been bowled over by the reaction to that quilt on the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I wouldn't have beleived I would get so many comments! The festival has been so much fun, I have loved looking at all the quilts, have been inspired to start at least 5 new ones immediately, and have made contact with some wonderful new quilty friends!
And there is still time to enter! Just click on the link above, you won't regret it!