Friday, 5 November 2010

Thunder flower girls and flags!

I am really pleased with how this cushion turned out - my first Christmas present sorted! It was made using some vintage bunting I found at a car boot sale this summer. I chopped out all the mildewy bits to make a rather abstract union flag design. I off centered it on blue and gave it a red cushion back. It will hopefully suit my sister and brother in law - they have a very funky modern kitchen and a red leather chair it should work perfectly in.

My second result of the week is this quilt for my goddaughter - she has just had her 13th birthday. The main fabric is Thunder Flower by Alexander Henry and I just LOVE it! It is too nice to cut up, so decided to just go with a big piece and show off those funky anime girls to to max.

Sorry about the poor quality of the photos - I am now going to work in the dark and coming home in it - boo! Both the cushion and quilt are being delivered this weekend so I snapped these just before they were wrapped up. Next I need to complete a bee block, make a dolls quilt and start on a Christmas table runner. That is before I tackle the monsters that are the two quilts for my sons! Have fun this weekend whatever you are doing.


  1. Great cushion. Love the choppy style and a great twist on Union Jack cushions. It is always good when a vintage find leads the design process

  2. wow, the flag cushion is just great!! love that expressionistic way of it..
    have a great weekend, Jo!

  3. Wow love that fabulous fabric! I adore Alexander Henry. And that Flag cushion is a great idea, a whole new twist on the Union Jack!