You all know that I fell in love with the Lighthearted line of fabric so it will come as no surprise that I begged Jenny (the editor) to let me make something with it for the magazine. She's super nice so she said yes.
I made two cushions - one epp and one pieced - to suit people who had preferred methods of sewing and different skills. I have to say the epp one is my favourite.
I had fun making a very traditional epp project and then appliquéing it to navy linen and using some 12w Aurifil to give real impact to the quilting.
The second cushion has a bit of a look of an epp project but is indeed completely machine pieced.
I wish I had bought more Lighthearted than I did, because I just know these are fabrics I will want to have in my stash for a long time, taking a fussy cut here and a fussy cut thee as the mood strikes. The fabrics also have fabulous borders on some of the prints and I utilised these when I was making the ba Kings for the cushions.
I pieced borders onto other fabrics for contrast.
Ha! What a difference between the professional magazine photography and mine! But it is what it is.
Anyway, I really loved the first cushion in particular so am very happy to finally be able to show you. As I've said before, having commissions is fabulous. Not being able to show you progress shots when I'm making them sucks. But it does seem to give me regular ta-dah moments. And those are fun.