First off I want to thank you for all the beautiful, heart-felt comments you left after my last post. They were all so comforting and supportive and I really appreciate you taking the time to leave them.
Also a special message to KAY. Kay, you have been leaving lovely comments on my blog for a while now and I would love to send you a reply but you are a NO-REPLY BLOGGER so I can't. Please attach an email address to your google account so we can chat!
A few months back I made this Clamshell Cushion from Liberty tana lawn scraps.
The editor of the wonderful new modern quilting mag, Love Patchwork and Quilting, saw it and asked if I would make a version for the magazine. I was delighted to accept, I love this magazine and feel very honoured to be included amongst it's pages.
And I was even more thrilled this week when I discovered my cushion on the cover! This is issue 4 which came out on wednesday.
It's packed with gorgeousness, including not one, but two cushions from Fiona Poppymakes! I was very pleased that Fiona got a project included too as it was her tutorial that I used to make the original clamshell cushion (I did check first with Fiona that she didn't mind me using the same idea for my project!).
Lynne is doing a block of the month feature in every issue and this month's is a total stunner. I can't wait to try it out and it's worth buying the magazine for alone! (Not showing you it - go and buy the magazine!)
I have scaled up the clamshells slightly from my original cushion, and each clamshell is from a different fabric. It really is a great project for using up scraps, especially from those precious fabrics where you can't bear to part with the last little bit.
Here is the back, made from Sketchbook by Amy Butler.
Love Patchwork and Quilting is on the newsstand now or head over to their website for a fantastic subscription offer - 3 issues for £5!!