Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Patchwork Octagon Cushion Panel

I usually hang on to new fabric stash for quite a while before daring to use scissors on it, but I couldn't wait to use some of the Kaffe Fassett, Rowan fabric, I bought last week in John Lewis, Liverpool. 
It was HALF PRICE so I loved it even more. As you may notice, I love a bargain.
I had bought some a while ago, in Black Sheep Wools in Culcheth, at a 10% discount but I was thrilled to find it even cheaper in John Lewis. 
The pattern for this cushion panel was a freebie, given with purchases in Black Sheep, but I modified it quite a bit as I found the pattern somewhat difficult to follow. 
I adore the vibrant colours and pattern of all the Rowan designers and they all blend together so well, no matter how garish they look on the roll. The fabric is a super quality and so beautiful to work with, especially for hand stitching.
Now I am undecided. Decisions, decisions.
Should make one 2 sided cushion, or two (backed with a toning fabric)? 
Stay safe, warm  and cosy if the bad weather is hitting your area. We're fine here in North England but I don't envy those on NE coast of America. 
It's a good excuse to stay indoors and get crafting!


Primroses Attic said...

Jo what fab colours. decisions decisions, first I thought one cushion but then changed my mind and say two.

Annie said...

Hi Jo. Those are stunning and far too nice to go on the back of a cushion so make two out of them :-)
Annie x

Lee said...

Hi Jo,what stunning fabric,and I love your cushion cover.I would make 2 cushions lol,they will look so cheery and beautiful.You are soooo clever.Have I said that before lol.Weather not too bad here at the mo,awful isn't it in the US.Will email soon.Hugs xx

Diane-crewe said...

found your blog x LOVE the fabrics x .. I would say .. make 2 cushions x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, luscious fabrics!! You gotta make two fronts and use plain fabric for the back. GORGEOUS :-)
LLJ xx

lisa said...

The colours are wonderful, Jo and even better if the fabric was a bargain. You have a knack for sniffing them out.
Hugs Lisax

Twiglet said...

Gor g e ous!!! Make 2 cushions Jo! x

Neet said...

With the speed at which you are turning out gorgeous quilting I would say one cushion.
Love love the pieces you have done and hope to see them soon.
Hugs, Neet xx