This sweet little cushion is a lovely way to honour the sewing machines in times gone by. We are so fortunate these days to have machines that can almost cook a meal, but in the "olden days", women cherished their wonderful sewing machines, often having to save up for many months to purchase these.
This little cushion features embroidery with water colour pencil painting, and the centre is framed by a pretty flange in a lovely Quilt-Gate fabric.
A little history: The image featured in this cushion was a first draft of the sewing machine block that featured in our quilt "Frangipani Summers", memories of a 1950's childhood. After I had completed this first block, perceptive as always, Kevin noticed the sewing machine was a little out of proportion to the dress on the stand, so he drew a more realistic version, in perspective, via the computer. I had almost completed the block when he pointed out the discrepancy, so, i decided to redo the block as he had drawn it. I was left with the original, almost complete block, and it has languished in my sewing room ever since then. I decided that it needed to be made into something, a pretty cushion for my sewing room. And so it is.
However, please be aware, the original drawing of the out-of-scale sewing machine was never digitized, so what we are offering in this pattern is the new version that was made for the quilt. So, the pattern features the new version, not the one pictured on the actual cushion.
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