Another "Christmas in July" project is completed! This is the "Wish Upon A Star" cushion, which came as a kit from Cross Patch, an online quilt shop based in Wales, here in the UK (if you've ever ordered anything from there, you'll know that Julia, the owner, provides excellent customer service). The centre panel has been hand embroidered using Cottage Garden Threads, and the borders are made using simple strips of gorgeous French General fabrics. Embellished with some lace trimming and ric-rac, and some cute buttons, this really is a very pretty cushion, and it was very simple to make. It's an ideal project for a beginner...
I made the back of the cushion slightly different from Julia's instructions, and stitched some of the leftovers together to make the top part of the cushion back, with a hidden zipper. I absolutely love stripy bindings, and this one was a leftover piece of Tilda fabric, from a previous festive project that I'd completed earlier in the year. It goes perfectly with the French General fabrics. This cushion cover has been stuffed with a plump feather pad, and when I arrived home from work yesterday evening there was just time for a quick photoshoot before supper. Thank you so much Julia for a super design, with really simple to follow instructions.
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