Now come on, I can hear you all thinking 'and about time'. Ok, I admit I'm off to a slow start this year, but that means it can only get better, no I know it couldn't get much worse , but hey, onwards and upwards.
So here without further ado are.......
my elephant cushions, oh yes all three of them. Have a closer look......
I had leftover backing which matched this yellow one.
I also had extra fabric in the same range which I had used in the pink one.
I lucked out for the blue one........
so I used a reads as solid one I got in a sale which tones in ok. Yes I agree it is a bit boring but after all, who turns their cushions over to check the backs?
I know I'm practicing my FMQ but I thought the serpentine quilting would be perfect.
With just a little wiggle around the elephant.
For this finish I am linking up with Jennifer from The Inquiring Quilter for her WIP link up.
Now I should have told you about this last week, but remember I said I had some news for you about a blog hop? Well it's been announced, in fact there is a new button on my sidebar, it's Jen and Jan's Mini Blog Hop. They had one last year which was a great success and really good fun, only I couldn't join in as it was when I had concussion, sad. Anyway this time Jen has designed a beautiful little mini.
What do you think? Jen has made it a free download on Craftsy. It is called Quilters Laundry Day, and you know the best bit? You can customise it!
See the quilt on the washing line? It is a four inch block and you get to design it yourself, anything you want, or if you have a piece of the most beautiful fabric you can use that either, it doesn't have to be pieced, it is your quilt so make it as you please.
The hop is on the 10th and 11th March so you have plenty of time to make the quilt and join in. I'm in, I wasn't going to miss it this time, I already made mine I just need to layer and quilt it, and maybe add a bit of something to make it special to me.
If you want to join in just contact Janice from Colour Creating and Quilting, or Jen from A Dream and a Stitch. Go on, you know you want to..........
Now I know you are thinking what about the quilt that went with the cushions, and remember I finished it last year and blogged about it here.
You may also remember I said I would tell you what 'sweet little Indi' had been up to when I was at work last week. Oh yes, made the connection?
This is the finished quilt,
and this is what I came home to.
She ate it!!! She ate the pink piece that is missing AND the wadding! There is a hole in the binding and look at the colour of it.........filthy! You can see the blue piece underneath is damaged too. It was the fact that I had quilted on all the seam lines that stopped her eating more of it. My luck must have been in though, the backing is intact.
I do have some scraps of fabric left, although I don't know if I have the same ones the need replacing, and I have a strip leftover from the binding too so I can splice a piece in.
What more can I say??????
Now for the news you have all been waiting for, this is when I announce who becomes the next victims of Pay It Forward.
Only thing is although I got my friend to pick them out of a hat I haven't emailed them yet, so I will have to tell you next time, hehe! I do like to drag these things out don't I?
So until the,
Smiles and giggles,
Linking up with:
Jennifer @ Wednesday Weight Loss
Lorna @ Let's Bee SocialKelly @Needle and Thread Thursday
Sarah @Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?