I’ve been busy making new cushions lately. Cushions are great fun – you can whip one up in an afternoon, and you can really get creative with design and colour. They are a great way to showcase your favourite fabrics, as they are on display and you look at them every day!
This first cushion was a scrap busting project. I stitched together a couple of batting off cuts, then used the quilt as you go method to create a log cabin type patchwork front. It all came from my scrap basket apart from a few fussy cut favourites, like those Heather Ross goldfish. I love how it looks – although the fabric selections were quite random, they all seem to work together.
I enjoy working with my scraps as the project becomes something that reminds you of all the projects from the past where each fabric came from. Like that floral underneath the fish – it’s from Lucy’s first birthday outfit.
How could I resist this pink galah? With the added bonus of a reference to one of my favourite films. (I adore a good film reference – 10 points to Gryffindor if you get it!)
The galah is a Cat & Vee panel, which are perfect for cushions, all I had to do was trim it up to the size I wanted. The galah needed a little something extra, so I added pom poms. Because who doesn’t love a good pom pom?
I had a special helper during my impromptu cushion photo shoot. Soooo helpful…although I don’t really mind, she loves that cushion so much she takes it to bed sometimes. Nice to know my handiwork is appreciated!
This cushion is a 5″ square patchwork using some charm squares from a V&Co Simply Color charm pack. I’ve had so many comments about this one on facebook and instagram that I thought I might host a sew along in the next couple of weeks. It’s really simple and a great one for beginners. So do you want to sew a cushion with me? Keep an eye out for the announcement and dates, and in the mean time get some 5″ squares ready!