Thursday 2 June 2011

patchwork cushion

 Just a quickie post to show my latest creation.
Mary this is what I was working on
when we were emailing each other.
This cushion is a present for distant relations in Canada.
I have no idea what their taste is so I tried to keep
the colour scheme fairly neutral.
(I have robbed the white stars from another project!)
I did use a pink vintage fabric that to me looks like
maple leaves.
My parents are visiting them so my Mum asked me to make them something!
It's paper pieced and bound like a quilt,
which I think ties it together nicely.
This is my first ever cushion with buttons,
so I'm pretty proud,
even if it did take me all day!

ps. just to let you know I shall be taking a blog brake for most of June,
don't forget me!

pps. Hello to Rachel's Mum, 
Thanks for reading my blog and glad to keep you entertained!
ppps. Nearly flipped out last week trying to change my blog layout.
There's a lesson, don't try and fix things if you don't know what you're doing!
Big phew!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mary said...

The cushion is perfect! And your buttons look amazing...can't believe it was a first time! I have thought about changing things up as well, but then I have thoughts of losing everything! Enjoy your way will we forget you....we will just miss you :(

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous cushion and the colours are beautiful, just my cup of tea!!!
Don't worry I won't forget you, in fact I'll be jealously thinking about you because I'll know where you are!!!! :)
Vivienne x

Little stitch and me said...

What a thoughtful present it's lovely, have a good break

Simone said...

A great cushion. It would take me all year to make! Have a lovely June break Clare whatever you are up to!x

Unknown said...

lovely lovely cushion x