"Bird in a Basket" is finally completed! The pattern for this gorgeous cushion is by Lynette Anderson Designs - this was bought from Lynette's online shop, Little Quilt Store in Australia. Patterns and buttons are also available from Cross Patch in Wales here in the UK. This was made with a combination of techniques - machine piecing, hand applique and hand embroidery. The applique was completed using the applique paper and glue stick method along with Apliquick tools. The hand embroidery was stitched using variegated Valdani Threads - then it was machine pieced, and machine quilted very simply with Aurifil 50wt thread. The final touch is a cute hand painted wooden button which was stitched in place once the cushion front was layered and quilted. I decided to finish my cushion cover differently to Lynette's instructions as I prefer to have a removable cover, with a zip inserted in the back. Once the front and back of the cushion cover have been sewn together a single fold binding has been used to cover the raw edges.
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