Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Cushy Life

This week we introduced a few new cushioning elements into our house. First project is this nice big lounging pillow made from four large fan blocks featuring Prairie Gothic's Teasel and Lace and surrounded by some coordinating Dots. Poor Pumpkin doesn't know what to think of it yet!

As usual, I have used 12 weight thread and a nice long stitch for the quilting and it shows up sharply in the light of this lovely spring evening.

But it didn't take long for the next pillow to be discovered and put into use. Burnt Toast was the first to test it out. Greg made the crafty stick bed several years ago for our little feline family.

Finally relaxed, she looks like a queen on the little cushion covered with critters from the Dusky Night Life home dec fabric and trimmed with contrasting Dots for pizazz.
I'm off to teach at Asilomar on Saturday for a wonderful week of inspiration, conversation and ocean views!


Lisa said...

Beautiful cats, and the cushions are very nice as well! Have fun at Asilomar, I hope to make it there one day.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

The cushions are beautiful! Love the name of your cat..."Burnt Toast".

Your quilting is just perfect for the cushions as well.

Bunny said...

I love all your work. The cushions are just beautiful.

sa1946 said...

Jane your work is so inspiring, I saw you at the AQP and fell in love with your work. I have since "drooled" over your web site and have downloaded your ebook. I too am the "green with envy quiet quilter in the back row". I hope to gain the courage to create the master piece that lurks in my heart and head. Thank you for giving me courage.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

Hi Jane,
I really enjoyed reading your blog!
I have been a fan for years!
I am hoping to go to your Hudson River Workshop ~ should this economy treat me a little better by then!
Here is a link to my blog with a pic of "Crazy Cool Cat's" I used to sell on etsy using mostly your fabrics!
I also did a beaded pin cushion that I will be entering in a quilt show next year. I can't find the pic on my blog though
Have a GREAT week-end!

Terri's ThreadArt said...

opps! Forgot to leave the link!