I had the concept. I have the threads. I had promised to product review the lovely Aurifil threads Mr Alex sent me. (He is remaining Mr Alex as I forgot my Italian and I think I confused Italian spelling with Spanish and no one pointed it out to me. But I am embarrassed about it so Mr Alex it is).
Have you ever tried to design something around a collection of random thread colours? No, me neither.
There is some lovely variagated blue thread I wanted to use, so that is where I started. It remained like this for weeks.
Alone, blue seemed too sombre and I didn't have the time (or the drawing paper frankly) to draw my designs out properly. So I procrastinated.
Then time started running out and desperation set in. I used some of the templates from Kelly of Don't Look Now's pattern which I bought but will never make. (cough). Here's the start of the applique.
We shall see if I get this cushion cover finished in time... Any bets? I'm thinking NOT. But I surprise myself sometimes.
There's meant to be a second cushion case to go with it, so you can put the two together to say "Create ..."
But I'm not telling you what the second word is.
What would yours be? I'm going to giveaway my second pack of Aurifil threads to the best AUSTRALIAN (ok, or New Zealand) answer. Cos we are deprived of Aurifil down here and our postage is a pain in the aurifil.
Feel free to answer anyway but tell me if you're an Aussie/Kiwi! If you're not, there's still time to go back a couple of posts and enter the international aurifil giveaway.