This is the latest Red Brolly design that I have stitched, and have decided to turn this into a cushion cover for a very special friend - actually she's a very NAUGHTY friend too, but if I say anything more it will spoil the surprise.....
.....I really wanted a red and white spotty fabric for the borders, but when I saw this fabric in my local quilt shop I knew it was just perfect for this project! This fabric is called "Vintage Modern" and is by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I love this range of fabrics, and this really compliments the red stitchery design beautifully. I then layered a piece of calico with some cotton wadding and the cushion top, and quilted it very simply using "stitch-in-the-ditch" using a cream Mettler quilting thread.....
....and what a surprise when I looked in my box of zippers - a dark turquoise zipper that works perfectly with this fabric! I used the zipper foot to put this zipper in, and didn't need to pin it in place. I used a grey Mettler quilting thread to sew in the zipper as it blends in with the background colour of the fabric.....
.....as you can see, I've added a label to the backing fabric - and used a spotty turquoise print from the "Vintage Modern" range for the double-fold binding. I think it looks fab!!.....
.....and here is the front of the cushion. I really love it - it is going to be very hard to give this away!! I hope my friend likes it as much as I do!!
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