Monday, 25 May 2015

Autumn and Lime Splice Cushion Cover

Autumn is coming to an end here in Canberra and winter is knocking with temperatures falling below zero at night and icy frosts welcoming us each morning.

I've named this cushion cover my 'Autumn and Lime Splice' because its colours sing of the lemons and limes that we've had in seasonal abundance here with a hint of autumn deciduous orange.

I'm currently participating in the Heather Bailey Aussie Charm Swap organised by the lovely Ms Midge and made this cushion cover using the scraps left over after my Mum and i had cut all our Heather Bailey yardage into wee, little charm squares.

We recently hosted a Cancer Council: Australia's Biggest Morning Tea at our place and i placed the Autumn and Lime Splice up for silent auction bidding. The cushion cover was generously purchased, as was the beautiful Love, Peace and Fun cot quilt that my Mum donated (more about that here), and both will be soon on their way to new homes.

It was a wonderful morning and we managed to raise over $1,700 for the Cancer Council which i know will go towards cancer research and the wonderful services that help people suffering the awfulness of cancer.

Thank you to all for your well wishes and lovely comments which have been so encouraging and to those who have donated so generously. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Measuring 41x41cm, i've made the cushion cover with some lovely green, checked piping and a Heather Bailey Nicey Jane backing with hidden zip. The top has been quilted with really close, straight lines.

I'm looking froward to receiving all the Heather Bailey charms and have a bit of a plan ready for an orange peel and half square triangle quilt. Stay tuned....

Thanks for stopping by,

Linking up with;
- Lorna for Lets Bee Social and
- Amanda Jean for Finish it Up Friday


  1. Hi! I love your pillow and beautiful photos! Colours are so delicious and I pick there one of my favourite Fabrics (orange-white flowers). Here we are heading to summer, still very good weather but soon too hot for me. Wishes from Crete! x Teje

  2. So glad that your morning tea went so well Jen :-) I adore your cushion cover too - such gorgeous colours, and the straight line quilting is superb. I can't imagine frosty mornings any more - here it is hot season, and so so humid!

  3. Lovely cushion cover. The colors are seasonless; it looks perfect for spring into summer here in Missouri USA!
    Glad it helped a good cause.

  4. It has that lovely yellow light feeling you get at the end of a summers day when the days are getting just that bit shorter!

  5. I adore this cushion's colours and its narrow quilting, but I think of it as more summery colours. I bought some of the print you used on the back just because I liked it, but I haven't used it yet. You might have given me ideas.

  6. So Beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous colours - and strange to think they're Autumnal for you! What an amazing amount of money your morning raised, you must have been so happy.

  8. Gorgeous colours - and strange to think they're Autumnal for you! What an amazing amount of money your morning raised, you must have been so happy.


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