It seems like AGES ago I started my ‘in my own time’ mission to work my way through all 100 blocks in this book:
But I had a little moment in between commissions and thought I’d pick up and work on the next block in the book …. the ‘Streak O Lightning’ …
Triangles, huh? I haven’t done a huge amount of triangles before, so it had an added bonus of being a fun way to expand my repertoire of blocks …. some, I guess, will eventually become quilts, some may not. But I thought that this one would be ideally suited to make up into patchwork cushions, maybe with a little quilting …
I like this pattern …. it really deceives the eye, so that it appears you’re looking at strips in a chevron pattern, not triangles ….
and it madeup into a pretty cool cushion, too …. I do love the combination of old denim with the fresh floral vintage cotton …..
So, while I was playing with triangles, I thought I’d go off topic a little and make up another block …. this one isn’t in the book, but I couldn’t resist some Flying Geese ….
Even though the dark olive of the recycled jeans picks up on the leaves in that vintage floral, I wasn’t, initially, convinced that is was right – I worried that it was too dark ….
….. but the more I did, the more I liked …. on the back I’ve run a strip of the floral across, and those vintage pink buttons really go ‘pow’!
and once it was quilted, and all plump and gorgeous with its cushion inside, I really fell for it 🙂
I was having so much fun at this point, that I thought ‘why not do another one’? Why not? So I did!
A star, this time …. very classic, and in pretty fresh pinks …. an outbreak of girly that the littlest nestling wholeheartedly approved.
I loved the strip across the back in the previous cushion, so I did the same here ….
Three buttons to finish this time! I love the green one in the middle ….
so I put another little purple one in the middle ….
And then there were three patchwork cushions …. all looking very pretty in the sunshine 🙂
But I think they would like a home of their own …. they’re sitting pretty in my Etsy shop now (or, of course, I could make one up especially for you, in your choice of colours or using a small selection of your own precious clothes – do get in touch!!)