Arum cushion
Hemlock cushion


I made this cushion using the Cuckoo Pint template from A Patchwork of Poison. I appliqued the cuckoo pint motif onto a ten inch patchwork square, then added a narrow half inch border and a two and a half inch border with more arum leaves appliqued on. I used machine embroidery to write on the plant names, Arum maculatum , and Cuckoo Pint, then added a narrow piped border, and finally quilted the cushion top before sewing it to a backing and inserting the cushion pad. The second cushion uses the Hemlock template from the book. I tried it on a background of small patchwork squares but it looks better on a plain background, and I used the patchwork as a frame instead. Both the Arum and the Hemlock templates are free to download on the right.

Arum GSD file
Arum Studio file
Arum PDF file
Hemlock GSD file
Hemlock Studio file
Hemlock PDF file
Teddy crib quilt
This simple little quilt is to fit a crib. It measures 26.5 ins long by 22.5 ins, and is made up of 2 inch squares. The applique teddy in the centre panel has hand embroidered nose, mouth, and paw detail, and I also satin stitched the eyes although you could use black fabric. The border is cut from a lovely elephant print fabric, with an added trim of white broderie anglaise. I turned in the edges of the quilt top and the backing and sandwiched in the broderie anglaise between them. The template for the teddy is on the right.
Teddy crib quilt
Teddy GSD file
Teddy PDF file
Sheep quilt
I made this little quilt to fit a carrycot or Moses basket. It measures just 15 inches by 24 inches, and is made up of 80 1.5 inch squares plus borders, around a central panel of three applique sheep. The sheep have embroidered faces and legs, and there are embroidered daisies on the centre panel. The cutting template for the sheep is on the right.

Sheep GSD file
Sheep PDF file
Dressmaker cushion

I originally designed the dressmaker as a scrapbook image for my Family History scrapbook, as several of my ancestors were listed on the census as dressmakers, including one lady in Wales whose marriage certificate gives her occupation as a Mantua maker. I thought it would make a good image for a cushion for my sewing room chair. I loved the scissors and button fabrics, and added a frill so I could use the alternate colours of fabric. The GSD file is sized to fit A4, but I cut it on the Cameo at 12 x 12 inches. I printed the PDF in 2 A4 sections then traced the whole picture onto fusible paper for the applique image.
The files are on the right to download.

Dressmaker GSD file
Dressmaker Studio file
Dressmaker PDF part 1
and part 2

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