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Butterfly Path – a slow cloth cushion

Another finished piece of slow cloth from the cloth-to-cloth workshop …. a contemporary country cushion, in soft blues.

Butterfly Path ... modern country cushion

My beautiful blue block, embroidered over to bring out the butterflies and send them on a meandering path amongst the little flowers on this cushion …. I love the way they soften all the strong geometric patterns in the underlying cloth.

Shabby chic blues

It’s a gift! A bespoke cushion made from old linen, with applique …. shabby chic perfect ….

This is a commissioned piece I worked recently – a gift for a new house. The recipient had just moved into an ancient cottage, and adores “shabby chic”, so this sofa pillow seemed like the perfect gift.

The body of the pillow came from an antique linen tablecloth that was beyond use, and had belonged to the client’s grandmother. The strip of blue fabric came from an old blue antimaccassar, and I appliqued the pretty blue floral (which came from a pretty little girl’s dress) with the linen heart-shaped overlay, stitched and fringed.

I adore it, and I hope the recipient did, too.