It’s our god daughter’s 1st birthday today, and if you remember awhile back, I mentioned I was planning on stitching her name in a beautiful cross stitch font from Bible De Lettres A Point De Croix, Tome 1.
Unfortunately time has gotten the better of me, with several orders and other personal projects all falling into my lap at once. For the mean time, our god daughter’s name is staying in my WIP pile for a little longer .. But I made her some love heart quilted cushions to add to her nursery, for when her name home is all built!
This may sound a little crazy, but this is the first time I’ve ever sewn a zipper into a cushion, well actually, anything at all. I got it around the wrong way at first, which was supppper fun getting reacquainted with my seam ripper (NOT!)
This is a special present to celebrate her 1st birthday present, but this is also a special project because it’s the first I completed on my new sewing machine!! The hunt for a new sewing machine is over, and I’m so happy with my purchase .. But more on that to come!
Here are the finished products. The final cushion size is 18″x 18″ .. I love them, and I hope our god daughter does too!
The love heart patterns is made from the Moda Paradiso charm pack, which I think is just gorgeous. I took 6 different squares, stitched them together and cut them diagonally to make 6 HST’s, and then 3 different squares, paired them with white Moda fabric and cut them diagonally to make 6 additional HST’s. I then cut 2 white squares at 4.5″ x 4.5″ for the very bottom left and right corners.
This is a really simple pattern to make, and very effective. I think it would look gorgeous with several different solid colour fabrics, or even ombre. If you’d like more info, just let me know!