Have you been following the Modern Makers #MMRCUSHIONPALOOZA on Instagram ? It is so much fun ! There is some real eye candy !
Cushions are a great way to show off the “Orphan block” or to show off a new technique or paper-pieced pattern. Anyway – one can NEVER have too many cushions – even if it is only for the kids to have a pillow fight with.
This is a delicious 20″ cushion from a variety of gorgeous Art Gallery prints ! Ranging from Playground and Pandalicious. I have used a combination of Half-square triangles to form an illusion of a flower in the gorgeous very “in vogue” colours of grey and mint with a splash of colour from the stunning print from the playground collection “Chopsticks Iris”.
I am quite partial to stripes for binding, so this print “Chopsticks Iris”was perfect ! The low volume grey and white panda print with perfect also for the background.
The cute little panda faces popping over the arches gives it a great effect !
I must admit when the points come together like this – my heart flutters a little !
The Sandbox Frozen print from Playground is a gorgeous backing for this cushion ! I like my cushions to have a zipper closure and this worked perfectly !
Be sure to go and have a look at the other cushions and be inspired to join in ! They are over at @modernmakersretreat on Instagram. The competition is open internationally and anyone can enter. You can find out more information over at the www.modernmakersretreat.com about the prizes and entry requirements. There are up to $2000 worth of prizes up for grabs !! So give it a go.
Here’s another two cushions I made last week to match a very special quilt that is on its way.
This little boy is going to love the number of tractors that are on this quilt an cushion set !!