I have always been a bit crafty - cutting and gluing since I can remember. My real passion for sewing was sparked about 12 years ago after emigrating to Australia from the UK and buying my very own ...
I have always been a bit crafty - cutting and gluing since I can remember. My real passion for sewing was sparked about 12 years ago after emigrating to Australia from the UK and buying my very own sewing machine. Up to then Id always borrowed mums when Id felt the urge to get stitchy. With a sewing machine in the house 24/7 I just wanted to sew sew sew!
Ill often be found with a cuppa by my side and needle & thread in hand doing what I love best. My eclectic style & taste sees me flitting between the simple to the whimsy, the traditional with a modern twist to slow cooked hand stiches, from muted tones to a rainbow spectrum and beyond. A love for vintage and retro just adds to the mix and Im never quite sure whats going to emerge from the sewing room next!
I really love the online quilting community & enjoy connecting through it by sharing projects & tutorials via my blog www.acuppaandacatchup.com. I have contributed projects to 2 books, Zakka Style compiled by Rashida Coleman-Hale and Sew to Swap by Chrissie Grace. Over the past few months I have released my first sewing patterns with ideas for more brewing....
These pillows have a hidden,quilted & lined pocket in their centres; perfect for holding a storybook, teddy, secret notes & more...
This pattern makes for a great scrappy project. The 'petals' & 'wedges' can also be cut from 5" charm squares.
It's an ideal project to make with quilting weight cottons but why stop there?! Play around with textures to add to the interactive nature of this little cushion & use linens or blends, corduroys,double gauze, home dec & voiles.
Have fun with fussy cutting or a theme & let the petals tell a story :)
Skill level : intermediate or an enthusiastic beginner! Some knowledge of machine piecing and quilting is required.
This is a 39 page PDF pattern which includes step by step instructions with colour photos & full size print-at-home templates.
Purchase of this pattern also gives the purchaser permission to sell items made using this pattern on a small, home based scale. Credit must be given - full details of license to sell are included in the pattern.