I've been busy over the past few weeks stitching gifts for friends for Christmas, and this is going to be sent off somewhere very cold!! The stitchery design is a pattern by Leanne Beasley - I had made the centre piece months and months ago, and finally got around to finishing this cushion! I had made the original centre and both inner and outer border with "Simplicity" by 3 Sisters for Moda. The back of the cushion is also made with "Simplicity" fabric and I couldn't believe it when I found this in my fabric box with a zipper already sewn in place - I just had to trim it to the correct size and bind the sides. Once the binding had been machined onto the right side of the cushion, I stitched the binding to the back of the cushion by hand. Add a label? Of course
..and finally completed, here is the cushion front. I'm really pleased with this, and I'm sure my friend will love it too - now I just have to get a few more gifts made and I'll be all ready for Christmas!!
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