One giraffe + cat + orange cushion finished and ready to be gifted! I really hope it will bring a little orange-y sunshine to my friend's daughter - click here for more about that.
The giraffe is a paper-piecing pattern by Kristy from Quiet Play, and the cat is by Elizabeth Hartman. I really love it, but wish I had a one-size bigger cushion insert, so it would plump out just a little more. The cushion front was 20 inches unfinished, and I used a size 20 insert - I'm thinking I need to pop out and get a size 22 if I can swing it in time.
I'm really happy with the mix of oranges and blues. I think if the giraffe was for me to keep, I'd have gone all-scrappy, including her face. Or maybe that would be a little too scrappy, even for me!
For the back, I used big Spotlight spots, to keep with the orange colour-theme, sliced through with a navy zipper.
Hope you have all had a happy weekend. Here's to a good week. xoxo cat