Monday, 17 February 2020

Colour it Red


Today is day 2 of the Colour it Red blog hop organised by Carol from Just let me quilt. Thank you Carol for organising the hop and for letting me take part. I love these hops as I find lots of inspiration in the projects people are showing.  For the hop we had to make something red. I have been meaning to make some new cushions for my living room but just haven't made the time so far. So my choice of project was easy. 

I had a pattern in mind, one that I've made before and was really pleased with how it looked. The first time I made this pattern I made it in blue using liberty prints. I would have loved to have kept it but it was made and gifted to a friend for Christmas 2018.


I hunted out the pattern and then went through my boxes of fabric to find the reds. In December 18 my subscription box contained red fabrics which were perfect for this project.


Unusual for me I cut all the fabric pieces before I began the sewing, it made it easier to chain stitch the blades for the plate.


When I started the sewing the blades were the first thing I made. The pieces went together very easily. I took care to press the seams open when it was finished.


Once I had pieced the front I set about piecing the back.


Having finished the cushion I needed to take a final photo but in the time I'd left it unattended someone had taken it and was enjoying a nap. I gently slide the cushion out and took a photo


The cushion pad I used is too small for the cover but I didn't have time this weekend to buy one that was the right size because I was away with the Guides at winter camp.

Thank you for visiting today and now you need to visit the other people on the hop today;

February 18th

February 19th

February 20th
February 21st

What will you colour red?

Lyndsey