I finally completed sewing up these cushions, destined for my family room couches. The gorgeous panel of cotton canvas fabric came from Needles and Pins at Warrandyte in Melbourne, and is a Denyse Schmidt design called ” Patchwork Promenade” from the Country Fair range. I backed the cushions with another fabric in the range and piped them with an ‘old gold’ cord which seemed to work well with the variety of colours.
Naturally I used an Aurifil thread for the hand quilting – the Ne 12 which worked really well – it just glided through the material and light batting.
I have 2 panels left over, so I am going to make a ‘tote’ bag up using the rest – and of course quilt them – but I think I will machine quilt them with the Ne12.
By the way, Kay at Needles and Pins is also an Aurifil stockist!!!