I managed to get hold of a zip this week and spend a few hours finishing my practice curves block into a cushion.
I enjoyed quilting some curvy lines following the shape of the design which you can see much better on the cushion lining side above.
All this I managed to do without the aid of a seam ripper!!
I used the leftover fabric to make my backing with a lovely zipper flap. I won't tell if you don't that I managed to stitch the backing on sideways, so although what you see here is horizontal fabrics, in reality they are sitting as a vertical closure on the back. (The text fabric on the front does make the whole thing directional, otherwise it wouldn't have made any difference.) But, we're not telling, so it's ok, right? ;-)
So, here she is in all her wonderful, whirly glory! As I said before, this layout of the Drunkard's Path units was totally inspired by Angela's Sewing Summit project. I don't know if Angela has named hers at all, I couldn't see one on her blog post, so I have decided to call this my Windmill Petals cushion thanks to Terri who said it reminded her of the sumer beach toy windmills we used to have as children.
One last pic, just for gratuitous loveliness. (Can you tell I really like this?)
BTW - if you happen to know the name of the orange fabric print in this cushion, could you please tell me? I have only a weeny piece left out of the half metre/yard I picked up somewhere, but I cannot remember where, and it's one of those fabrics I don't feel quite done with yet, if you know what I mean.
Well, the bank holiday weekend is upon us and I have plans for coffee and a natter with Judith, a Ruby Wedding celebration lunch with my folks and hopefully a spot of crocheting borders and two quilts to bind. I do not have plans for cleaning, ironing or any more dreadful financial paperwork, so all is looking GOOD!!!
Enjoy your bank holiday, peeps!