So this is finally finished! I’m so pleased, it has been one of those projects which I’ve wanted to just make up over a weekend, but has taken me a month or so half and hour here and there. The kids love it too.
We needed a comfy cushion to sit by the radio listening to audio books and reading books by the ‘home library’ a small bookshelf in the living room which attempts to contain the downstairs kids books.
Also you might remember Luna’s Letters, a stuffed alphabet made out of felt I made Luna a while back which also took ages, but is still a favourite toy to play with or just throw around heh.
So it was really quite a simple project, I spent awhile hand cutting the letters, I’m making an alphabet blanket too, and probably another set of letters. I had this old orange wool blanket that was one of the picnic beach blankets, though a bit small for us all now. So I just visually laid out the letters on one half of the blanket, hand stitched then on (this took all the time) over about a month.
The blanket is old and wearing a little thin in places, it also stretched a bit as I was working with it, so it was lucky I backed it with a piece of cotton.
I went with warm coloured letters, red, pinks, yellow, etc.
The back, I like to see the backs of work like this, maybe you do too?
So, the next bit was the speedy and much easier bit, sewing the cushion up, again as I had found the blanket was becoming thin, I backed it with an unused cot sheet, kind of quilty, (I momentarily considered getting much more quilty with it but reconsidered how much more time that would take!). I spent some time ensuring the layers would not move while sewing together by pin basting the pieces together.
Phew! Then to the machine, great to get it going in the new sewing room.
All ready to fill! Though I allowed the hem space around the sides and base, it was not quite enough, I needed more edge at the bottom so there is a bit too much space at the top of the cushion…
But it still looks cool when it’s full, see!
See the kids love it! Luna listening to The Witches.
Blake chilling out.