When we first moved into our furnished apartment back in February, my first thoughts were “OMG it’s SO BROWN.” Brown furniture, brown cushions, brown couches (ok, beige.) brown brown brown.
I needed to add some COLOUR!
I had some scrappy quilt blocks that had been intended for some kind of rainbow quilt, but that never happened, and I was able to add to them and make them into some cushion covers. Those crabs huh? LOVE.
Aqua / teal is a hard one to work with – so many different shades! Love them all.
The pink one is easily my favourite. It gives the room a big pop of colour, it goes really well with the other cushion covers and the quilting. OH THE QUILTING. Let’s discuss.
I wanted to try this circular spiral style quilting for ages, I’ve seen it done several times by others and have loved it but I was worried that I’d mess it up. I thought a cushion might work because it it much smaller and easier to manage. In the inner circles I had go slow and stop and shift the quilt top a lot, but once the circles got bigger it was much quicker and easier. I love how it looks and hopefully I’ll be able to try it on a bigger quilt soon.
I’m not done yet – I think yellow might be the next colour!