You Are So Deerly Loved

By August 3, 2020blog

We all need a bit of a reminder sometimes, don’t we?

My lovely friend Di’s birthday was in July and I really wanted to make something just for her after what has been a pretty darn horrible year for her.

I found this gorgeous cushion panel in my stash that I got from another Di (from @verandah_crafts) and it was perfect!

I did some free motion quilting on my domestic machine (a Janome 9450) and I had a ball doing some fairly dense meandering in and around the flowers and leaves and deer!

Every time I do FMQ on my domestic I am reminded how hard it is!! But it was probably just as quick as loading it up onto Lily the longarm.

I quilted in and around the letters…… and did a tiny heart in the middle of the O

Yeah, I am a bit cheesy!! <3 But we could all use a little bit of extra love this year I think!

I found a great mustard Art Gallery print in my stash for the binding and Julia the binding baby helped out!

There are the cutest teal eyes on the tiger/leopard on the print that went really well with teal of the cushion and the teal deer on the back of the cushion too!

I totally forgot to take a finished pic of the cushion before sending it to my friend, so here is a pic she took of the front and back of the cushion 🙂

I couldn’t resist getting this deer print out of my Blithe (by Katerina Roccella for Art Gallery) stash… and it was in teal to tie everything in : )

Cushions are a bit of my go-to present to make for people…. they are reasonably quick and easy and practical! And there are only so many quilts you can give people, right?!

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