Apache Tears Cushion Completed

Apache Tears Cushion Front

Well, this was supposed to be one of my ‘finishing off’ projects but I have to be honest and say that I fell in love with the Apache Tears pattern and could not bring myself to resign it to the back of the flower cushion. So I ended up with yet another project to finish! But on a good note, I love it!

When it came to making a back for the cushion I was careful to keep it as simple as possible so decided to go for a simple stripe.

Stripy Cushion Back

But how to make the opening? That would take a bit of thinking about, I did not want to use buttons as the cushion is going to go onto the new wooden kitchen bench and if it is used to sit on I thought the buttons might dig in to ones bottom. Then I remembered a video I had stumbled upon recently that shows how to work a flower into a row of crochet. Mmmmmmmm if I do flowers like these they can become the buttons, could this work?

Flower Buttons

And to open.

Flower Button Opening

I think it worked really well and am so happy with my new cushion, My daughter won’t be able to complain about the bench being to hard now!

Apache Tears Cushion Back

The only problem I have now is which way round to use my new cushion?

Apache Tears Cushion Front

Me, well I am back to making another back to finish off the original cushion again!

73 thoughts on “Apache Tears Cushion Completed

  1. daniellajoe September 30, 2013 / 03:21

    Wow and wow!! Love both sides but the bottom really takes the prize šŸ™‚


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 14, 2013 / 20:30

      I am honoured that you would use one of my images in your post and would be happy for you to do so I would only request that you add the link to the post. Thank you for being so thoughtful.


  2. Moke September 8, 2013 / 22:15

    A work of art! Wonderful.


  3. MollyBean September 8, 2013 / 09:25

    I LOVE this! Especially the buttons, what a fab idea šŸ˜€


  4. Patty September 4, 2013 / 17:28

    I love every detail of your cushion! It’s a really piece of Art! Congratulations!


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 5, 2013 / 11:46

      Thank you so much, I am now busy making the back for the flower cushion that I was originally using the Apache Tears pattern for!


  5. najlaa September 3, 2013 / 13:43

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Your work is very nice


  6. lovelucie1 September 3, 2013 / 12:42

    Genuinely absolutely gorgeous. That flower closure is to die for. I wouldn’t know which side to look at most. A superb make. Well done.


  7. Gillian September 3, 2013 / 11:21

    Very proud of my clever sister! This looks fabulous and now I want to try it too. xx


  8. Joyce Fisher September 3, 2013 / 08:06

    Your cushion is gorgeous. It just makes me want to make one myself. Well done.


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 12, 2013 / 10:12

      Thank you so much for this nomination, I am sorry that I have not got to accepting it yet but it has all been a bit hectic on the blog front lately. I don’t mean to be ungracious and I have planned to get to it this weekend. Hope you will forgive my tardiness.


      • salpal1 September 12, 2013 / 13:09

        no worries, we can’t let the blogs run our lives. šŸ™‚


  9. Bet September 3, 2013 / 02:01

    Yet another beautiful project!


  10. stitches'n'scraps September 3, 2013 / 00:15

    omg, I love it! there isn’t anything about it that doesn’t blow me away….I love the front pattern, and the flowers are adorable! very nicely done!


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 3, 2013 / 06:35

      Thank you. You know how some projects are a real pleasure to make, so much so that you are almost disappointed when they are finished ? This was one of those. I am sure I will use both patterns again.


  11. thelandroverownerswife September 2, 2013 / 19:51

    Lol, Middle Mudlet is suitably impressed with your cushions and can’t quite believe you made them šŸ™‚ Well done, They look wonderful and what a problem to have – this way? Or that way? šŸ˜‰


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:42

      Thank you and thank you to Middle Mudlet your appreciation it very welcome. How did your adventures into making squares go?


      • thelandroverownerswife September 2, 2013 / 21:13

        Lol, they have given up for now but both have said they want to try again when they are a little older – apparently I make it look a lot easier than it is šŸ™‚


  12. teaspoonofmel September 2, 2013 / 18:24

    Wow, I love the idea of having the crochet flowers work as buttons! It sounds like it will work great on your wooden bench, and it’s a good way to avoid extra sewing at the end of a project. (Not to mention, your ‘buttons’ and buttonholes probably line up really nicely!
    And it just looks so happy. šŸ™‚


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:44

      I just had to borrow my hubby’s math skills to place the flowers evenly across the back, I can never get my head around stuff like that I usually achieve through trial and error!


  13. Debi Deason September 2, 2013 / 16:26

    That Apache Tears pattern is just too pretty to waste, isn’t it? My husband has informed me he wants an afghan for Christmas, so I get to have fun, too!


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:46

      Wow, I think an afghan in Apache Tears will take some patience but will certainly be worth it, I like the fact that it is a good pattern for men as they are difficult to come by. I thought about making a scarf for my hubby.


  14. Ruta Gr. September 2, 2013 / 15:55

    What a wonderful cushion! Great job! šŸ™‚


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:50

      Yes, it is crochet, using UK terms double crochet with a double treble worked into three rows below. It’s very effective for such a simple stitch pattern.


  15. Carole September 2, 2013 / 13:28

    Your cushion is beautiful. I love the way you’ve done the fastening too. Thanks for putting a link to the video explaining how to do those flowers. I must try that myself as it looks so pretty šŸ™‚


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:51

      So pleased you like it, the video is really good, she goes nice and slowly and stops to indicate which stitch to go into. Look forward to seeing how you get on.


  16. Nadine Roberts September 2, 2013 / 12:40

    No, you didn’t! Now I have another thing to add to my “I gotta try” list. I love both sides of the pillow. But I can see SO many uses for the flower strip. Oh well, I’ll start on this now. Thanks for posting the video.


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:56

      Oh dear, so sorry to add to your burden!! Look forward to seeing how you use this technique. I had seen the video a few weeks ago and thought I had copied the link but alas I had not. Then when I thought about using it for the cushion it took me 2 days to find the video link again.


  17. Shana Rae September 2, 2013 / 12:00

    That is awesome, guess I’d better get hooking!


  18. KerryCan September 2, 2013 / 10:44

    This is so cool! I like both the front and back and am so impressed with your solution for the “buttons”!


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:39

      Thank you, I have to be honest and say I am quite pleased with myself too, when I saw the video for the flowers I thought it was very clever but at the time it did not occur to me to use them in this way.


  19. monsteryarns September 2, 2013 / 09:50

    This is beautiful. I love the floral buttons – so effective. I’ve gone a bit mad on cushions lately. I didn’t realise how many I made the last few months until I took a photo of them all together. I wonder if it means something?


    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 2, 2013 / 20:38

      You can never have too many cushions in my book, I have a couple of new designs I want to make but I am still trying to concentrate on finishing some of my WIP’s.


      • monsteryarns September 2, 2013 / 21:05

        Oh yes. Those! I’ve just dug out a project I must finish for my son and realised again why it’s taken me so long and still not be finished!


      • monsteryarns September 2, 2013 / 22:08

        Or I can finish the other three things first. šŸ™‚


  20. itwasjudith September 2, 2013 / 09:46

    lovely pillow and pattern ā™” ā™”
    by coincidence, i was just reading your old post about the Apache Tears pattern šŸ™‚
    thanks for sharing!


      • itwasjudith September 2, 2013 / 21:37

        Thank you for posting about it, your cushion looks divine! I can understand you ended up using the motif for the front instead šŸ™‚
        The flower/button system is very ingenious


      • thegrangerange.wordpress.com September 3, 2013 / 06:30

        Thank you, I have been thinking of different ways to incorporate some ribbon into a cushion after seeing your lovely purchases. Stay in touch.


      • itwasjudith September 3, 2013 / 08:55

        cool, looking forward to your next creations šŸ™‚


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