While I haven't been quilting as much as I'd like, I did recently cover a cushion for the window seat. It's my favourite spot to sit and catch some sun and watch the world go by. The large print on top is Amy Butler home decorator fabric and the gusset is a Kaffe Fassett spot.
The cushion has not one, but two zips. Initially I made a neutral cover with a zip. When I stood back to admire my handiwork I realised that there was no life in it at all. So back to the drawing board and I came up with a much happier, more colourful version 2. It even has piping. Rather than toss the original away, I left it in place and covered it over.
Zips and piping. Previously I have said I can't even sew a handkerchief. I must be getting better at using my sewing machine. Eventually I'd like to make a shirt. I even have some beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabric set aside for this very purpose.
I know it is directional, but in my mind that is a much smaller obstacle to hurdle than actually making something that fits and I could be seen in publicly.
The local upholsterer has been having a massive sale so I bought fabric for chair cushions, curtains and even armchairs. Wish I could have bought some sewing hours to go with them. I am quietly confident that I will get some more home dec going this year.
No fabulous quilts to show; just humming along, keeping my head above water. I have an nice repro quilt top I just finished that I'll show next time. Till then, be good.