Tuesday, 22 March 2016

{paperie pillow}

i am off uni now for easter *yay* 2 weeks to eat lots of chocolate and get caught up on all my work :) my sewing time has been limited, but i'm hoping to change that soon! and today i have a finish to share with you!

i'm sure by now you have all seen the fabric paperie by amy sinibaldi (nanacompany) there is only one word to describe this fabric... PRETTY! it is so pretty and the colours are soo sweet, if you have followed nanacompany for a while, you will know this is totally her style!

it is a limited edition collection of 10 fabrics so i treated myself to a half yard bundle and then when it arrived it was far too pretty to cut into! i ummed and ahhed for ages about what to make! i had recently enrolled in maureen cracknells craftsy class 'quick quilt as you go' and fell in love with the herringbone quilt! i thought it was a tad ambitious so opted for a cushion!

i have tried quilt as you go once before and really enjoyed it so i was excited for maureen's class! the directions were brilliant and really clear to follow! i made 2 herringbone panels for my cushion, working with the 45 degree angle was a bit tricky, but i got there in the end!

i am soo happy with my finished cushion! i love how it is finished off, i used the gingham check from wild and free for my binding and i think it goes perfectly with paperie!

when i was piecing the cushion top i added in some lace for that 'nanacompany' feel! i think it just adds that extra bit of sweet!

i loved working with paperie and i *may* have already started another project with it :)

do you have a fabric you're loving at the minute??

rachael x

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