Swoon {a finished cushion!}

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Ever since I made this Swoon wall hanging for my son's kindergarten teacher last year, I have been itching to make myself a Swoon.  I don't have time to make the bed quilt I'm dreaming of at the moment, but I did have time this weekend to make a new Swoon cushion for our living room!

 I used some of my most treasured fabrics from my stash including this awesome Posie fabric from Flea Market Fancy.  It is just the perfect shade of aqua and I happened to have the exact match in Aurifil thread...trust me, that never happens!  It is 50wt #2805 for those interested.

aurifil 2805

I also adore the orange print that I purchased at JoAnn's by DS Quilts (Yes, that Denyse strikes again!)

I quilted it the same way I did on the wall hanging and love how it turned out!

Swoon cushion top quilting

I've also had a 24" pillow form sitting under my sewing table forever, so now it is out being used!

Swoon cushion front

The scraps that were created from piecing the Swoon block turned into an adorable 8" block that I pieced and put on the back.  I also stretched myself and put a zipper on this pillow using Alyssa's tutorial that you can find here.  I'm so glad I challenged myself because it really wasn't that difficult and the results are far better than the envelope style that would have been my other option.

Swoon cushion back

It didn't take long for this cushion to be put into action.  As you can see, it is officially Ninja approved...

ninja approved

And Polly seems to think she should have her own turn to test it out...

Polly approved

The other fun thing that we did this weekend was spend a little time with family and do some fishing.

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I love this photo below of my two boys during a wonderful father/son teaching moment.

fishing with dadaSo, how was your weekend?

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