Those strips of unbleached calico with appliqueed circles from my last post, have become a cushion, for me. I thought they might. The circles had been inspired by so many things I saw at the V&A quilt exhibition - circles, scrap fabrics, fussy cutting, hand-sewing, small patterns - that the only way to finish them off was to use some of the limited edition Liberty fabric I bought at the exhibition to make a simple border.
This Liberty fabric is so beautiful to sew with. It isn't their tana lawn, because it was about half the price, but it feels like lawn or voile - very fine, soft and drapey. I'm very pleased I bought more in some other patterns, to make clothes with.
I finished the top off with more inspiration from the exhibition. A little bit of embroidered labelling; my initials and the date. The back is made from more circles, but this time in a glorious, green, Kaffe Fassett fabric I'd forgotten I had (shame on me).
And then when I moved everything off the sofa to take these photographs I realised that I've now made cushions for G, O and me (as well as my nephews and nieces, my mum and a dear friend - I really enjoy making cushions). So obviously C needs one now.