Sunday, March 2, 2014

A Collection of Cushions

I've been busy making new cushions lately. Cushions are great fun - you can whip one up in an afternoon, and you can really get creative with design and colour. They are a great way to showcase your favourite fabrics, as they are on display and you look at them every day!

This first cushion was a scrap busting project. I stitched together a couple of batting off cuts, then used the quilt as you go method to create a log cabin type patchwork front. It all came from my scrap basket apart from a few fussy cut favourites, like those Heather Ross goldfish. I love how it looks - although the fabric selections were quite random, they all seem to work together.

I enjoy working with my scraps as the project becomes something that reminds you of all the projects from the past where each fabric came from. Like that floral underneath the fish - it's from Lucy's first birthday outfit.

How could I resist this pink galah? With the added bonus of a reference to one of my favourite films. (I adore a good film reference - 10 points to Gryffindor if you get it!)

The galah is a Cat & Vee panel, which are perfect for cushions, all I had to do was trim it up to the size I wanted. The galah needed a little something extra, so I added pom poms. Because who doesn't love a good pom pom?

I had a special helper during my impromptu cushion photo shoot. Soooo helpful...although I don't really mind, she loves that cushion so much she takes it to bed sometimes. Nice to know my handiwork is appreciated!

This cushion is a 5" square patchwork using some charm squares from a V&Co Simply Color charm pack. I've had so many comments about this one on facebook and instagram that I thought I might host a sew along in the next couple of weeks. It's really simple and a great one for beginners. So do you want to sew a cushion with me? Keep an eye out for the announcement and dates, and in the mean time get some 5" squares ready!


  1. They're all gorgeous! And I love me some Dirty Dancing :)

  2. I'm in Ros. I have two big floor cushions that need new covers :-) I desperately want to order some of Cat and Vee's cushion panels too - love them! Where did you get the pom-poms from?

    1. The Cat & Vee panels are gorgeous - they have a new fox one which I LOVE! The pom poms I randomly picked up at Typo - that stationery shop that sells notebooks and a few crafty nicknacks. There is also heaps at my local lincraft althought it's pretty pricey - about $10 per metre.

  3. Nobody puts Baby in the corner - hehe Lovely cushions! I would love to join in, depending on timing :)

  4. I love the galah! Gorgeous cushions,, I'm about to attempt slip covers for the couch and some chairs in the next few weeks, Then I'm going to need some new cushions so I'm up for a sew along.

  5. Love them all, Ros, especially the bottom one done with the charm pack and the random QAYG.

  6. I have a few 5" (maybe 4" and 6") square packs that I'm not too sure what to do with. Perhaps playing with some quilting and making cushion covers might make a good teacher gift for the end of the year? They could use in the classroom or at home!

  7. Love the galah and the last cushion! So cheery!

  8. I love the fish in that first cushion. The last cushion is definitely something special: all the different prints go together perfectly.


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