Another Cushion Cover Project Finished

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.

Patchwork CushionAnd as I still had a few squares to use I worked them in along with the stripes for the back.

Stripy 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.

Flower Buttons Flower Botton HolesAnd finished with a simple edging.

Patchwork Cushion Edging

I am very happy with how this pair work together.

Pair of Cushions

Or using the face of the stripy backs.

Pair a Stripy Backed Cushions

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!