Aren't they gorgeous?! These are the finished cushions I was commissioned to finish. I did not stitch the panels, they were given to my friend by her friend who did a beautiful job making them and who has now sadly passed away. The panels are by Emily Peacock (I am seriously in love with the welcome wall hanging). It was a special project to be a small part of and I'm glad to say my friend is very pleased with them. I know she'll treasure them forever.

These cushions are huge, they make my huge sofa look small! I backed them with oval elements in chocolate cherry, stabilised with wadding and stuffed with ball fibre filling. I hadn't used that filling before but I love it, much softer than other fillings I've tried and it shed fibres a heck of a lot less. I will be using it for all my stuffing needs!

The colours of the oval elements go so well with the panels and although I was terrified to even touch such a special project it felt good to complete them and let my friend enjoy seeing them in her house.

It's been a good month, here are my other finishes from June:

baby dressesskull tooth cushionkey fobsflower appliqué blocks, log cabin slippers and Simply Solids Bee Quilt,

Now I'm panicking because the Finish Along link is already open and I'm determined to cross at least one more finish off my list. Yesterday I managed to stitch up most of the footstool I'm working on but filling it is definitely a two person job so I need to enlist hubbies help to get it done. He's busy expanding his business (more on that soon) but hopefully I can grab him long enough to stuff a footstool!

pincushion by the talented Rachael

For now, I have some serious sewing to get done!

Lily's Quilts