You may remember that I had some squares left over from making a blanket for my lovely Miss L and I decided to use them to make a cushion.
Well here it is.
And as I still had a few squares to use I worked them in along with the stripes for the back.
I originally started this project a few weeks ago when I discovered the Apache Tears pattern by Sara London which ended up being a cushion in it’s own right. It made sense to make them into a pair so the stripy back matches the apache tears cushion.
And to keep the pairing I used a similar pattern to make the flower buttons.
And finished with a simple edging.
I am very happy with how this pair work together.
Or using the face of the stripy backs.
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.
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?
And to open.
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!
The only problem I have now is which way round to use my new cushion?
Me, well I am back to making another back to finish off the original cushion again!
I have some squares left over from one of the girls blankets so I thought I would join them together and make them into a cushion cover.
But they would need a back…………., then I remembered a pattern that I found called Apache Tears that I have been wanting to try. Yes I think this is going to work just fine.
Thank you so much to Sarah for sharing this lovely pattern.
Apache Tears free pattern courtesy of Sarah London