I've finally been able to enjoy some fun sewing this last couple of days. The dreaded Santa's Grotto curtains are finished (hooray!!) so yesterday I had a lovely morning playing around with fabric, cutting and sewing and generally making a huge mess all over the dining room table! I made a piece of patchwork which was to be the front of a cushion cover.
The fabric was pieced directly onto a piece of an old fleece blanket, a technique I've seen on a few blogs, and I was really pleased with how this worked. I then machine quilted around the squares and, this morning, I cut up one of Peter's old shirts to make the back.
Such a brilliant idea to use the front of the shirt, so I didn't have to worry about making any kind of opening at all! I think I might check out the charity shops for some flannel shirts, then the cushions could be even cosier!
I had bought some cheap cushion inserts from Argos which, by the way, DON'T! They were rubbish and only about half full so I cannibalised some old Ikea cushions we had lying around and put some extra stuffing in to make the cushion nice and firm. I am so pleased with how this has turned out so there will definitely be some more being made very soon!
Also making me happy today is the fact that my little pink baby quilt has been featured on Katherine's blog, Wolly Wotnots, as part of her Pink Friday series, in aid of Breast Cancer. Do pop over and take a look if you can.
I also finished writing my letter to Susan for the Letter Swap and got that posted off today. I wanted to make something a bit different for the envelope so I had great fun cutting and sticking pages from old magazines!
I hope she likes it!
Have a great weekend!