Here’s a cushion I finished back in January. I did give you a sneak peek and shared the embroideries I used, but now you can see the finished result.
Another Cathedral Window (it’s becoming an addiction!), made again from Essex Linen this time in bleached white, and with vintage and new embroideries peeping through the windows.
It is a version of a pillow I made a few years back as a Christmas present for my Mother-in-law. There is a photo of the original on my side bar or you can see it here. I used all vintage embroideries for that one having just scored a big haul from a church sale. It was quite a wrench to give that pillow away so I was more than happy to make another one for myself!
Fabrications magazine asked me to make a version of that original pillow for a project in their magazine.
I’m pleased it made the cover, though not the main photo this time!
They asked me to design a few new embroideries in case readers didn’t have access to any old ones.
Here are the 4 floral motifs I designed for the magazine. They are updated versions of vintage embroideries from my collection. You can read more about this here.
I’m really very fond or this new pillow. It is currently travelling around the quilt shows as part of the Fabrications Magazine stand. This magazine is affiliated with the Grosvenor Quilt Shows, such as the one I usually exhibit at that’s held just outside Edinburgh twice a year. But the magazine is available at all good newsagents like WHSmiths.
I am looking forward to seeing the cushions again at the September show and then maybe I can take it home with me!