Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Amazing Effort!

Well by now I'm sure you've heard of the mammoth effort all of those people that contributed to the Queensland Flood Appeal Auctions. The final figure was $99,089!!

My sister Kate and I were so amazed at the time and effort that Toni and Carli put into the appeal and wanted to say thank you for doing all of the organisation and coordination, so we thought we'd make up a couple of cushion covers in Saffron Craig's yet to be released line of "Magical Lands" (you can read more about the fabric here).

Kate and I always love any opportunity to get together to quilt and we had a fun couple of days together!!! Now that they've received the cushions, we can now finally share.

So here they are hanging out together ...

This is the one we made  based on Kate's "There's a Square in There" pattern, but we adjusted the blocks so they are smaller to fit the cushion cover. This one is 20"....

Here is a close up of Kate's amazing hand quilting ......

 and the back ....

And with this cushion we thought we'd use the "Magical Lands" print as the focal print of this cushion ... isn't it gorgeous! This cushion kind of reminds me a little of Kate's "Sierra's Forest" pattern. This cushion is 18" (approx 18.5" with the binding) .......

and here is some of my hand quilting  ..... don't look too closely :)

 The back is a green "Gingko Blossom" ......

 And one last shot of them hangin' out in a tree (as cushions do haha :)

Ok one more .... this is one of the roos that lives in my local park where I took these photos ......

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELLE BELLE!!! I hope you are having a wonderful day :)


  1. I had such a fun weekend making these with you! Thanks for teaching me how to make cushions. I'm no longer afraid :)

  2. Hey Amelia..Im so jealous you guys get to sew together now, although i spose its YOUR turn!! These cushions turned out soo Awesome!! You should enter them in some of the Bloggers Pillow Partys that are going.. and Sew Mama Sew Pillow month!! xx Have fun xx Love Bec

  3. love these - they look great! sounds like you had a great time together xx

  4. Sew great to see your pillow cases. The Magical lands print made me think of super mario bros I guess its the hills I don't really know why. just weird