Sunday, July 7, 2013

A little bit cross....

Recently I acquired a piece of vintage grey wool blanket. It was milled in South Australia's Onkaparinga Woolen Mills which is now long gone but its reputation for good quality wool products was second to none.
I have several pieces of wool stashed for baby blankets that I used to embroider....but I rarely find time to sit around these days, so when I came across the grey, I remembered a bit of red and had a thought.....
That thought turned into these little cushions with a red cross.
I cut the red cross out of a 5" square which was as much about need rather than heavy duty mathematics! From each corner I cut out a 1.5" square to make the cross which I then top-stitched direct to the grey.
The cushions are rectangle finishing at 14" x 11". I cut these inserts from a 23" x 14"....tricky but worth it to get the perfect inner.
And whilst I was at it I made a few extra for the Vitalstatistix market next weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, these are gorgeous!!!!! I wish I could visit you stall. -Tara