My addiction to swaps continues and for Modern She Made Round 3 we had to include a star somewhere in the project. After a couple of different ideas and a failed test block, I switched ideas and soon jumped on the Marcelle Medallion bandwagon! It meant that I could expand my fabric pull to add some warmer colours.
Using the Liberty print as my colour inspiration, I used some Kaffe Fassett shot cotton, some Lizzy House, some white on white, Kona and some Moda Grunge lime green. There are a couple of pink prints in there too.
I did my first ever hidden zip and I am pleased it turned out! I also added a tag to the side using some Union Jack ribbon (see picture above).
I did a little machine quilting around the turquoise in the middle and some stitch in the ditch to make sure it held firm to the wadding.
And I added a few goodies to go with it - UK edition Starbursts, a postcard and a Tea Wallet with some Twinings Tea inside. I used the same fabrics as in the cushion cover so my partner has two coordinated items!
Partner - I hope you like what I made for you. I loved making a cushion cover because some new skills were acquired!! The Marcelle Medallion could be improved if it was paper pieced instead of having to do Y seams and use templates, but I am pleased with the outcome regardless! Enjoy!
Linking to A Lovely Year of Finishes and Let's Get Acquainted.
This was one of the items on my 2nd Quarter list - yay - I got one done!!! Linking up to She Can Quilt.