Friday, 23 May 2014

Late present

At the beginning of the school year my girl decided to take part in the school choir. She loves singing and had great fun over the year. The last weeks they were quite intense practicing as two events the choir is singing in church for the children making the confirmation and the communion. So last Saturday I went to church with her and I stayed in the back watching and listening. It was a lovely ceremony. After we were invited to the celebration of one of the girls but it was yesterday that I finished the present : a cushion!

Her favorite color is pink so I had a look in my stash. Thanks to my girl who loves buying lots of pink fabrics. Many know that I am not a fan of applique. So while choosing the pattern and fabrics was easy the angel was quite challenging.

I have to say it came together nicely yesterday and the only annoying part was changing the thread so many times. I used a lovely lavender thread for almost every part but for the head and hands I used a light brown.

The fabric for the wings was the hardest to chose as I do not have lots of different white/cream fabrics and white on white? Sewing with the lavender thread makes them more visible. It is hard to see but the white fabric for the wings has little white dots as well (I do not complain about making pictures in bright sunshine as 10 minutes later is was raining).

The quilting is kept simple just around the border to keep the layers in place. Three lines right and three lines left from the seam. This time I sew it all together with a normal binding to have the back (simple envelope closure) together and hide the seams.

It was delivered yesterday and I heard they love it. So now only one more task to be done before I am going to Milan again....

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. you did a great job, love the different pink fabrics you used

  2. Your pillow is really beautiful and I just love your angel!

  3. Sehr süß! Die Stoffe im Rand gefallen mir unheimlich gut, sie passen perfekt zueinander!

  4. Just trying to check if I have solved my bounce back problem....

    you have had fun with that angel!

  5. love this cushion, and interested to see on fluffy sheep quilting you are hand stitching liberty hexies. So am I, but very slowly.