A finally-finished project that I’ve been working on for, oh, maybe a year now? It’s been a little carry-along sewing project since the end of last summer, at least. You can see it in progress here and here. I hand pieced the hexagons, and hand quilted after they were all attached.
I loved working on this one because I used little bits of many of my favorite fabrics. Some are old from the stash, some are new Flower Sugar or other Lecien prints. I think I need to do another. Besides, I need a new carry-along project!
I’m slightly worried that this cushion is going to get requisitioned for building forts and jumping over hot lava. I may need to have a family meeting specifically to announce that this cushion is off limits. (At which point I’m sure they will all collectively roll their eyes and wonder why Mom is such a weirdo.)
Now quickly, a couple of Public Service Announcements:
It’s the last week to register for The Sewing Summit! I can’t believe this party conference starts in less than two weeks. I’ve been excited to go since I first heard about it a year ago. Woo! This week is the final week for registration. If some of you are still on the fence on this one, Erin and Amy just announced a special Saturday-Only deal that includes 4 classes, catered lunch, swag and other conference perks for Saturday, October 8. Go here for more details.
Finally, many thanks to Jacque for the heads up on this awesome opportunity to not only destash, but to feel totally heroic while putting that fabric you don’t love anymore toward a superb cause. Jacque is hosting an opportunity to donate your un-needed fabric to the Kropfs who make clothing for orphans in Malawi, Africa so that they can attend school. I was so inspired when I heard about their efforts. Visit LilyPad Quilting for the details. Give away your fabric and your guilt all at the same time toward this sweet project – you could even win a prize. Thanks, Jacque for coordinating all of this!
PS. Thanks so much for the chair makeover love. I’m thinking you are all right – I’m going to leave as is. It’s easier that way too. 🙂