Thursday, April 12, 2012
A Letter for a Friend
I'm so pleased with how this cushion came out - it was a (slightly late) birthday present for my blog buddy Aimee! The amazing fabric is by Melody Miller and reminds me of Aimee because she is a writer and loves bold colours.
Designer quilting fabric is rare and expensive in New Zealand but I saw that Stitchbird Fabrics were stocking these designs and a $10 fat quarter to make a pretty cushion is not too bad (the fat quarter just fitted the large 48cm cushion I was using). Also the fabric has some linen in it which makes it feel more durable than quilting cotton.
I first saw Melody Miller's designs when Aimee wrote about her in early 2011 (here) and have followed her blog ever since - I think a lot of crafters dream about designing fabric lines and she is very candid about how she got there.
She even has a tutorial for making a headscarf, so cute, I am definitely trying one out next summer!
Linking up with Creative Spaces where everyone shares what they were up to this week :)