Sunday, 19 January 2014

My first finish of 2014

Finish Along 2014
Joining the FAL is obviously working as I've made my first finish, though probably the easiest one on my list. I managed to get my VW cushion done.
It isn't really as wonky as it looks, just that I didn't have the correct size for the cushion pad. The one I've used is 2 inches too small ( 18 inch squared as opposed to the necessary 20 inch squared).
After wrestling with the piping, I couldn't face putting in a zip, concealed or otherwise, so I just made a simple envelope for the back.
The backing is a Michael Miller fabric called 'We come in Peace' and conveniently featuring VW vans and some non-scary aliens. So this is going to a colleague called Gaynor who is going to auction it  at a VW fan club to raise money for charity.
Cushion Stats:18 inches square
Front made using Tula Pink VW pattern heavily modified to be the same as a photo Gaynor sent me. Base fabric Kona cotton in Teal and Aqua. VW made from scraps. Front quilted in straight lines 1/2 inch apart using a grey Aurifil 50w
Back in Michael Miller's 'We come in Peace'.
Piping in Robert Kaufmans Spot On in orange 



  1. Looks fabulous, Carol and I love the quilting and binding :)

  2. My daughter would love this one! And it does look great! well done!

  3. Wow, my dad would certainly looooove it, too! A great finish, Carol!

  4. Love how the vans line up perfectly on the back #nailedit

  5. Love it, that's a great pattern and I love your choice of fabric for the backing too. Hope it raises lots of money for charity, I'm sure there'll be plenty VW owners who want to snap it up :D

  6. It's fabulous - I hope it raises lots of money!

  7. Love it. That will be a popular prize.

  8. It looks great Carol! I'm sure there will be plenty of people wanting to bid on it.