A plastic wallet full of gorgeous CK/IKEA rosali pieces of fabric. These were sent to me, free of charge from the wonderfully talented Sal. Sal said she had some small pieces she didn't need that I could use for my patchwork cushion.
Just look at the wonderful little pieces of fabric I recieved. I have been so spoilt by Sal. I will use these pieces to make a cushion, and it will be such a special cushion because of where it came from. I am such a lucky girl!
I think my favourite is the paisley, but I do love those roses too.
My sewing machine had been playing up and I had put it away because it was annoying me, but I thought I would take it all apart and put it back together again, and it worked! So to celebrate that I thought I would make a little something. I had been wanting to make a Union Jack cushion after seeing some gorgeous ones on blogs here, here and here to name a few.
So here is my first attempt. Not sure what I think of it yet, maybe it needs to grow on me. I used some small rectangles of rosey fabric for it, so it is pretty small, but it is really a practice one. Oh and the stitching is not quite perfect...don't go looking too closely!
I also used a length of ribbon for some of the stripes as I found the fabric way too fiddly! Must try harder! And must learn to love my sewing machine, and remember it is not working against me!
Just a little view of the back, I love the fabric, I got a FQ from ebay and have been saving it for something like this. Plus if I realise I don't like it I can turn it around the other way.