I finished a cushion for my best friend. It isn't a secret, so I am going to show it now - and then she can just wait and see how long it takes me to post it as she well knows how crap I am at wrapping stuff and actually sending it. The cushion is not a surprise, but when she gets it will be.
She liked the Etchings fabric line that I used copiously for Christmas presents last year. So when she came over for a visit she augmented it with some extra fabric and showed me which of my cushions she particularly liked. The rest was up to me. Therefore it will come as no surprise that I started it in February. At some point (probably when I was having visitors) it got packed up and put away. And forgotten about. That is until I was having a rummage about a few weeks ago and thought, 'What's this?' as I came upon a tidily organised zip lock bag.
Now 'this' is a cushion. I hope she thinks it was worth the wait.
Made with simple strips and squares, pieced in a haphazard fashion. Quilted with lots of echo quilting. And an envelope back. I didn't have a big enough insert to properly puff it out, but I think you get the idea of how it looks anyway.
This also means I have a second tick in my finished boxes for the FAL! This quarter might be a record of finished by the time I am done.