Mangos are not cheap this time of the year in Perth. I measure most expenses in FQ's these days ... and the mangos I bought were about two FQ's worth ... but seeing the glee on the girl's faces when eating them was so worth it.
For now though (and until the mangos come down in price) we'll stick to strawberries and pineapples.
The new house calls for new soft furnishings in the girl's bedrooms ... and as they can't quite make up their minds on what quilts they would like, I started by making them some new cushions.
Miss 5 (note she's a whole hand old now!) wanted a strawberry cushion ...
and Miss 4 (who thinks she's five) requested a pineapple cushion ...
I used some low volume scraps to bulk out to the required size and straight line quilting approximately 1/2" apart.
They are fully lined with a zipper on the bottom for robustness ... I'm sure they'll be engaged in some pillow fighting at some point of their existence!
The cushions also have a pocket on the back, the perfect spot for a bedtime story book.
Our girls have a story every night at bedtime and they put the book they would like read to them in the pockets ... Although these days my Pre-Primary girl is starting to read to me ... how exciting is that?!
|Miss 4 aka Happy Customer|
We'll be onto War and Peace in no time ...
The cushions finish at approx 18" square
Strawberry paper pieced pattern found here
Pineapple pattern found here
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