Tuesday, 28 January 2014

by special request

So I get this phone call from my son, just the day before the delivery, 
you know how the story goes,

'mum, how much would it cost for you to make a cushion for my girlfriends sister, its her birthday next week?' 

tell me I'm not the only one that gets those kind of requests?  Please!

so said recipient is 1 years old, girly girl, like pink, ...  yeah I get the picture!  

Something pretty and girly!


so I pulled a few fabrics,
I'd had some time to think about what I was going to do
but I did have a plan ...


it didn't take long to get all the cutting done


and in no time at all, I was stitching down and quilting all in one go
a bit more quilting around the outside, 
because you can never have too much quilting in my very humble opinion!


a quick zip insertion, and a cushion was born


and what better than 'girl on a swing' in pink by Aneela Hoey for the perfect back!


I had a lovely text and phone call to say how much this gift was loved!

I call that a successful make, 

I love it when a plan comes together!

20 comments:

Sarah said...

This one gets my vote;-) but you already know that! Pretty gift.

heart of charnwood said...

Gorgeous, and like you say, the perfect backing! :o)

Fran said...

What a great gift!

Terri said...

Perfick I'd say :-)

Catherine said...

A perfect cushion!

Isisjem said...

Perfect for girls of all ages!

Katy Cameron said...

When a 'plan' comes together?! It's very cute though :o)

ScissorsandThread said...

Gorgeous - perfect for a little girl!

Maddy said...

"WOW" great gift for a young girl.

Marianne said...

I can imagine that the gift was liked. That is so beautiful.

Marianne from Let's Read

Judith, Belfast said...

I love dresdens! I'm going to inflict them on my class one day! This cushion is so girly and pretty! Well done mum! Jxo

Canadian Abroad said...

You're a big softie! But what a beautiful cushion and a great gift to give.

QuiltSue said...

That is beautiful. I bet the lucky birthday girl loved it.

Cindy said...

It's gorgeous, T! Only you would "whip up" a Dresden. Incredible :)

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you are good!

Leanne said...

You are the best mom, as that is a beautiful pillow.

sweetypie said...

only a cushion??? one of my little ones once asked me to knit them a bicycle.....

cheeky monkey said...

your son is really polite! mine would say "can you make a cushion ..." - for free :)
gorgeous cushion and lovely quilting

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful!

Sarah said...

The cushion is beautiful. Perfect for a little (or big) girl. I haven't started having these requests yet, luckily!