Another quick Friday night post from me! I only have one finish this week, it's been another crazy few days!
I told you the other day that we had a lovely Japanese student staying with us for a few days. Well, I decided on Tuesday that I would make him a gift to take home. Whipped down to Spotlight to find some Australiana fabric, and was a tad bit disappointed with their lack of choices. However, I hastily picked a blue print with Australian animals on it. It's a little bit kitsch, but I thought he would like it.
|The finished product! I tried to "boy it up" with the earthy tones, so it wasn't too "cutesy"!|
|And the recipient! He was quite taken with his gifts. I made him a photo book to go with the cushion, and he was quite taken with the animals. His english improved ten fold in the four days he was here, and he was able to tell us the names of all the native Australian animals.|
I used THIS wonky star tutorial for the middle block. It was quite easy to do, and a little bit of fun - considering it didn't have to be perfectly straight!
I'm finding cushions are the perfect project for practising quilting. I started a divine cushion cover last night, and finished over four hours of paper piecing this afternoon.......only to have my bloody iron spit rusty spots all over the crisp white fabric. To say I was shattered would be an understatement. I consulted Dr Google for a remedy, but it hasn't worked properly. I am hoping and praying the spots will magically disappear so I can show you all next week!
I'm linking up with T.G.I.F.F. being hosted by Never Too Hot To Stitch!