These cushions ended up being a little more work than I bargained for. Once they were finished I was really happy with how they turned out, but there were many moments during the making where I found myself asking why I turned something that should have been a quick, easy project into a mountain of work!
The last cushions I made out of regular quilting fabric looked great, but after about 12 months the fabric started to look a little worn and saggy. I didn't want this to happen to these cushions so I decided to iron on some thin pellon to the back of the fabric to give them a bit more stability.
Then I had this crazy idea to HAND-QUILT around every shape on the cushions. Do you have any idea how long that took?!??
I started out thinking that I would only use the Pop Garden and Bijoux fabric for the fronts of the cushions so that I could save some for other projects, and would use some plain homespun for the backs. Then I realised that it is very rare for the cushions to stay on the couches in our house and that if I was going to the effort to sew them in the first place I may aswell make them reversible so that it didn't matter which way they ended up on the floor or the couch - they would always look good! A nice, bright change for the loungeroom, lots of cheery colour ready to keep us perky during winter!