A lovely friend bought me a rather fabulous and very much welcome fabric bundle as a Christmas present this year. I spent a lot of time pondering what to make with it as I'm so used to making things for others that it took me a while to finally settle on something to make for myself.
At first I was going to make an apron and then decided to tackle a different type of project; patchwork cushions!! I've never attempted patchwork before and in hindsight can see there is a little bit of skill involved with lining up all the squares but once I'd decided on the fabric order of the patches it all came together really quickly.
I also decided to try and incorporate my children's hand prints into the centre of each cushion I'm making (I have a baby boy and a 3 year old girl) and this was my first attempt at applique!! Again, there is a little bit of patience and skill involved in machine applique but once I got the hang of it on the sewing machine, it all came together quickly - even if it is a little wobbly in places!
I'm hoping I'll be able to show you the finished results fairly soon so stay tuned!