Happy New Year! I wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2014.
In between all the cooking and clearing up I managed to sneak in a little bit of sewing to finish one of the projects on my Q4 FAL.
I had planned to make a cushion as a housewarming present for my son and his fiancee in October, but sadly never got around to making it in time for our first visit to their new home. So, instead I thought that it would make an ideal Christmas present.
The wine bottle fabric was a gift from Swedish Scrapper and the plain wool fabric was in a scrap bag that I bought on my last visit to Oxfordshire, both of them have been sitting patiently waiting on me to finally use them.
And here, at last, is the cushion! I roughly followed a pattern in Pillow Pop, but added the appliqued wine bottles and quilted the patterned fabric with a Free-Motion swirl instead of the straight line quilting in the book.
I am delighted with this and, thankfully, so were my son and his fiancee :)
I am even more delighted that this is my first finish on my list for the Q4 FAL!
The Q4 link up closes on January 8th, so I am hoping to sneak at least one more finish in before the deadline.
As it is a Thursday it wouldn't be right to have a post without a touch of randomness. I came across these wicker reindeer on a visit to a local stately home today.
Aren't they lovely? Oh to have a garden big enough to put them in!