This cushion provided the inspiration and colour link for new cushions after redecorating.
The room is decorated in Laura Ashley Duck Egg blue and I wanted a touch of fushia pink to give it some warmth. There was enough fabric left over from the curtains to make two basic Oxford cushions, but they needed something pretty. Luckily, after hunting in the fabric drawers I found a Tilda charm pack, which had been a birthday present that were just the right colours.
I used the 'stack and whack' method of patchwork and added some hand embroidery and pieces of old lace to decorate the surface.
The room was almost complete with the fushia tweed cushion sitting in the chair but it looked a little lost all on its own. It needed a friend but I was fast running out of the right coloured fabric. My next piece of luck was to find a pretty crochet pattern in Granny Squares All Shapes and Sizes by Barbara Wilder and Beatrice Simon.
The front and the back panels are stitched together separately and then joined like a jigsaw puzzle. It was a bit tricky fitting the cushion pad in and stitching the last section but..............
............Voila! It all came together.
The two cushions fit neatly in the chair
and I'm very happy with the results of all the lucky finds!