I asked him why and he said 'because it is green'. I mean really, *eyes rolling*.

I can see the shapes and colours somewhat resemble a lilypad but it's just not a name I want to give this cushion.

I will just call it my first English Paper Pieced Hexagon cushion, which isn't as poetic but right now I'm not in the mood for flowery language (hormones again?!) and, after all, that is what it is!

So here's my first English Paper Pieced Hexagon cushion:

This fabric was sent to me by the wonderful Amanda. I just adore Denyse Schmidt fabrics and Amanda sent me a gorgeous bundle. I picked out the greens and blues and I loved e.p.p.ing hexagons - they go together so fast! It's really nice to have some hand sewing and hand quilting to do because I can hardly sit at the sewing machine for any length of time and it's much cosier on the sofa.

I hand quilted using perle cotton around the hexies (Fluffy Sheep Quilting have some great colours!) - mostly using soft blues and greens so it wouldn't stand out too much, I did do one orange bit though, just for fun.

I chose this divine print for the back and straight line quilted it on the machine:

There is a simple white zip on the bottom and I hope this will stand up to being thrown around by the kids, although they seem to know it's something special and it has been getting lots of strokes and gentle hugs.

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Linking up:

at Quilt Matters this week, 
where M-R has done the most beautiful free motion quilting

and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts


p.s. The midwife appointment went well and things all seem fine but my iron levels have come back low again so I have to up my dosage of iron tablets - yuck! They somehow seem to make me feel even more tired than normal so I might now completely conk out!! I officially only have one more week until I am allowed to have a home birth (you have to be 37 weeks) but only if my iron levels increase. Off to blend a spinach smoothie now...