Here's a closer view of the flap (nice tassel, huh?):
Here's the separate cushion inside the outer, fully lined shell:
That was the second cushion that I made. The first one was a test of the pattern because I really didn't want to mess up my newspaper print flap. I used a really cute "Can Can Girls" print:
A closer look at the flap top:
I used a white fabric for the flap backing so there would be no "bleed through" on the top:
This photo shows the fully lined outer cushion case. I used regular dress lining fabric for it and decided I preferred using regular cotton fabric for the next cushion.
I think it's rather amazing how simple and quick to make these cushions (and cushion covers) appear when in reality they are very time consuming. And, this pattern was extra confusing to me due to calling for supplies that I had never heard of before, like "seeded homespun" and "Shapewell" interfacing. I think maybe they are Australia specific, due to that being where Ms. McConnell is located. The cushion cover has three layers (outer fabric, pellon interfacing and lining), and the flap has an additional, stiffer interfacing. And then you have to make the inner cushion (and stuff it). This particular pattern, having the scalloped flap takes considerable time and effort to cut out four times and to clip into all the corners and notch all the outer curves. But all that time was well spent to see the finished product! I love my cushions!
Since I am showing this pattern, I am going to also show you a few more darling things I have made using Lesley's patterns.
This is called the "Duchess Pail". It is great for holding little pretties and setting on your dressing table; or, in my case, holding all my beads for sewing! Wouldn't this be darling in matching fabric from one of the above cushions?
And this beautiful "Faded Roses Embroidery Tote":
I've also made two quilts using her pattern "Shabby with a Twist", one with the "peepers" and one without. This one has them ... they are the inner floating green borders surrounding each block.
There you have now seen all of the pretties that I have made using Lelsey McConnell patterns. My thanks to her for sharing her talents with me. I love them all!
I have started selling some of my "new, never been used" patterns and some of my "used" ones as well. They are in my Etsy shop (see link on the sidebar of this blog or click on one of the items below). They include:
"Shabby with a Twist Quilt Pattern" - New, never been used (I bought a second one in error).
"Faded Roses Embroidery Tote" - Used.
"Duchess Pail" - Used.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a very Happy New Year!!
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