The last couple of months have been a little crazy, leaving me little time to be creative. My machine has sadly sat and I have looked longingly at the projects I started over summer and wondered when I would find time to return to them. A couple of years ago I bought a jelly roll of fabrics that I loved and have been wondering what to make with it. I have had a number of ideas. It then dawned on me that I could make cushion covers with the multiple strips of fabric that are in the jelly roll. I had about forty four 2 1/2 inch strips of reds, blacks, blues and creams to play with. I laid them out on the floor and started with one red square.
Based on the traditional log cabin design, I used the reds and blacks for one side and soft blues and creams for the other side. It was easy to create something beautiful. I was able to listen to a radio interview with Margaret Throsby, while the sun streamed through the window. It was a fun way to make a gift for a friend turning 21.
Inspired by this cushion – in fact my family were rather impressed with seeing this and we all thought it looked like it belonged in our family room, I launched on making a second cushion as a wedding gift for a friend who got married at Easter.
Susannah was a bridesmaid and told me that Jess’ favourite colour was purple. This was a challenge, as I had very little fabric of this colour in my cupboard. While rummaging, I found an unfinished quilt cover that Susannah started about ten years ago in mauves and white. It was pretty, but sitting there abandoned and waiting….
I simply cut two squares the right size out of the pieced fabric and turned what should have been a quilt into a cushion cover.
It is easy to get inspired to keep going when faced the with results of a completed project. Johnny and I agreed that another of our friends would enjoy a cushion as a gift for her 18th birthday. I was given the colour of pink. This is the result: