Why yes, a cushion … patchworked, and quilted … and I think versatile enough to work in either a contemporary interior or a more traditional country home … I have a feeling that it might go down well in a home office – the pinstriping is quite masculine, and the flash of red brocade reminds me of regency waistcoats, somehow ….
Back towards the end of last year, I started in on a little project to work my way through Celia Eddy’s book 100 Traditional and Contemporary Quilt Blocks, and this is the latest … the chevron block.
I started with this:
Love those rich, rich fabrics. The pinstripe came from an old suit jacket I deconstructed, and I’ve been hoarding that brocade for a while now – it’s so lush.
Then happened a lot of foundation piecing … I probably made it more complicated for myself than I needed to by deciding that I wante the pinstripes to run in alternate directions on each block ….
Much coffee was drunk during the process ….. but eventually it was all put together and ready for quilting – there’s a good layer of wadding between the top and the cotton backing.
I managed to restrain myself and stick to just stitching in the ditch (along the seam lines) … the fabric needs to speak for itself.
I always love that moment when the cloth is finished, and ready to be used ….
A little binding in the brocade along the edges and some vintage brass buttons that made me think of suit-sleeve cuffs.
And …. finished … and …. in my Etsy shop ….