Well, every now and then something will happen and I'll have a lightbulb moment - namely thinking up a use for one of my WIP's.
This time, it was the turn of this one to be turned into something useful -
This was my very first (and so far only) attempt at log cabin patchwork. It's a great way of using up scraps and those long thin pieces of fabric I can never bare to part with (the ones I know will come in useful one day!). I think when I started this I must've had my son in mind as it's not my usual blend of colours (i.e. pink!) but I love the bright blue and yellow combo.
Lately, Joshua has taken to claiming 'my' cushions (this one and another similar) as 'his' so I thought it was high time he did have his own! This piece of patchwork was a perfect start. I had a rummage and found a few more pieces of fabric to continue the log cabin effect and then framed it all in plain cream. I quilted it with vertical lines, roughly following the lines of the patchwork, and here is the finished cushion -
The colours of the cushion really remind me of Springtime so I think these pretty Daffodils frame it perfectly :)
The cushion is backed with a lovely bright blue gingham -
Here is a close up of the patchwork and some quilting lines -
Here you can see the effect of the quilting much better - all nice and soft!