Hello everyone, how is your weekend going?
We are slowly getting outnumbered by cardboard boxes here, as we prepare to move house later this month!
So as a little distraction from all the packing, I thought I would tell you about 2 pretty little cushions I made for Pretty Patches magazine.
Back in 2013 I made my daughter these cushions for her birthday. I thought I would have another go using my design, but this time with the summery fabrics from Lewis and Irene, called Flo's Little Garden.
I've called them Garden Trellis. The Kona Snow trellis in one cushion provides little windows to view the pretty flowers, while in the other cushion, the ditsy florals are climbing up the trellis.
Simple 'echo' quilting make this a beginner friendly project, with an easy envelope closure at the back.
I finished the cushions with a crochet trim. To do this, hand sew a blanket stitch first with the crochet cotton (I used DMC Natura Just Cotton in Ivory). You will need a sharp darning needle with a big enough eye to take the crochet cotton.
The blanket stitches act like a foundation row to start crocheting into. Work 3 double crochet into each blanket stitch, then 3 chain loops into every 3rd double crochet. Finally, work 1 double crochet, 4 treble crochet, 1 double crochet into each chain loop.
Don't worry if you aren't a crocheter. The cushions are complete without adding a crochet trim. Alternatively, sew a ready-made crochet trim into the seams between the front and back of the cushion before the final assembly.
So there we have it! 2 pretty, summery cushions, sadly ready for the packing boxes!
Enjoy your weekend!