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Sunday, 9 September 2018

We're Getting Married - An Engagement Cushion

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Back in January, we had the best phone call from our son, Joe and his partner, Katie, to tell us they'd got engaged.

We're Getting Married - An Engagement Cushion

 Visiting them in England in May I wanted to take them an engagement gift - as the Cushion Queen, a personalised cushion to match this quilt I made for them in 2016 seemed perfect.

Just One Block Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

That's them snuggling under the quilt on Christmas morning - it's my Just One Block quilt pattern, available free here on my blog and in a free pdf format here in my Craftsy pattern store.

Just One Block Quilt Pattern by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Back now to the engagement cushion!  I used the left-over fabrics from making the Just One Block quilt - it's the First Blush fabric collection by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics.

For the front of the cushion, I've the Bloom Chicka Boom block pattern by Kelly Young of My Quilt Infatuation from her Statement Stash book which I reviewed here.

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

this is the same block that I used previously for my Rainbow Scrappy Cushion.

Rainbow Scrappy Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I love how it gives focus to the central square which is fab for highlighting a fave photo transferred to fabric.  If you haven't come across this photo fabric before, it's called Printed Treasures and you can print anything from your computer onto it and then use it in your quilts. 

Rainbow Scrappy Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com


For the cushion back, I've made great use of the selvedge edges that I'd saved from the First Blush collection.

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

If you'd like to know more about making selvedge fabric follow my tute by clicking the image below.

How To Make Selvedge Fabric by www.madebyChrissieD.com

After machine quilting the cushion front, I then added some white hand quilting.

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The finished cushion has a scrappy wrapped piping and a red bottom seam zipper.

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

We're Getting Married - An Engagement Cushion

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com
An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com
An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Materials + Tools
My fave sewing and quilting tools, notions and books, along with some of the fabrics I've used in this tute and more are detailed here on my Amazon Influencer Page.

  


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Further Joe + Katie Reading
I've shared stories about Joe and Katie with you before; click on any of the images below to read more:

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com
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We're Getting Married - An Engagement Cushion

An Engagement Cushion by www.madebyChrissieD.com


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5 comments:

  1. Lovely engagement gift Chris, congratulations to Joe and Katie too. I must check out that photo fabric it sounds very useful!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS to the happy couple - loved your new cushion :)

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  3. What a lovely keepsake for the happy couple!

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  4. That's such a sweet gift (and congratulations on the engagement). I've added that printable fabric to my Amazon wish list because I want to give it a try.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  5. Congratulations to them! The cushion is a great engagement gift and the transferred photo looks perfect. Thanks for linking to TGIFF :)

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