Thursday, 18 July 2013

My new green cushion

A few weeks ago the lovely Suzie of terrysfabrics contacted me to see if I would like to make an 18" cushion using fabrics and pillow form from their website.  I thought YES PLEASE and off I went to pick my fabrics from the on-line UK shop!  I chose two different curtain weight fabrics in cream and sage green.  I do love green and these fabrics are quite mature and fun at the same time (just like me, yes?)!

Here it is on the opposite side.  The straps are attached from the sides so you can easily switch the flap to change the look of the cushion!

Initially I wanted to cut the stripe fabric and sew back together to make a square in a square pattern using the stripes but mathematics and I are not great friends so I abandoned that idea after making one block and using the seam ripper a few times.

I have a little bit of fabric leftover so I may revisit that idea again.  Can you guess what the best thing about this cushion is?  It coordinates with my recently finished handmade wonky log cabin king size quilt [made from two bee groups and using different shades of green, purple, grey and white]!  Check this out: 

The fabrics I used are called Lynette Curtain Fabric in Sage and Metro Stripe Curtain Fabric and are made of 100% Panama Cotton.  I didn't line the cushion cover as the material had a lovely home-dec weight to it so I adapted a pattern called 'Flip Side Pillow' on Sew Mama Sew to make my cushion.  Top tip - if you use this fabric, be sure to zig-zag all your finished edges to prevent any more fraying. 

Lynette Curtain Fabric
Image from terrysfabrics
Metro Stripe Curtain Fabric
Image from terrysfabrics

Thank you terrys for letting me take part! 

Terry's Fabrics Website


Charlotte said...

that's great!!!! Off to have a rummage around the website :-)

Sarah Lou said...

Very sophisticated colours!

Vicki said...

So pretty! I love the colours and patterns together

Jo Jo said...

That's really lovely! Nice that is goes with the new quilt too!

tlcukjourney said...

Its absolutely gorgeous!!

Amy DeCesare said...

So clever and appealing. I'm still trying to figure out how you made it reversible like that! Genius!

The Faerie Factory said...

Gorgeous, very sophisticated and grown up fabric ~ Sarah x


Love it!! Not seen one like that before. I am on the lookout for new cushions too! xCathy

Marla's Crafts said...

Really love the pillow. It looks so easy.

legato1958 said...

Your pillow is gorgeous and clever!!


✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Your pillow and quilt coordinate perfectly! I love the "grown up look" too. I would love to see what you come up with for the square idea. I think it looked pretty darn good!

mammafairy said...

Super- I love the green and cream you used there!