What do you do when you have leftover scraps? I've making a very simple cushion for my grandson's nursery to match the We Are Family quilt. I made the lion block for the centre, which was hand embroidered and hand appliqued. Several strips were added around the block that were left from the quilt, including a border made with leftover backing fabric. The front of the cushion has been hand quilted using the same DMC perle threads that I'd used for the original quilt...
...the back of the cushion was pieced together using the last of the leftover strips, and was hand embroidered with the words stitched with love by Nanny - honestly, stitching these words absolutely melts my heart! Making my projects just that little bit extra special really is all in the details, so I also added a tiny appliqued lion next to the hand embroidered words before the zipper flap was lined and a bright orange zipper stitched in place to add a pop of colour...
...still incorporating details of the quilt and making use of the double gauze fabric, a wide double fold binding was used to neaten the raw edges when the front and back of the cushion cover were machined together. The corners were mitred and the binding was folded over and hand stitched to the back of the cushion cover using ladder stitch...
...and finally it was filled with a plump feather pad. Now it's all ready to go in my grandson's nursery along with a few other cushions to make a comfy nook where his mama can sit with him and read him a goodnight story. Another gift stitched with so much love and affection for a very special little boy!
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