With my plans scuppered, I decided it was time to first tidy up my sewing room before I started anything else. Sadly this took me much longer than anticipated and I didn't finish until midday.
My creative juices were flowing today and I wanted to make some cushions for the lounge out of the blind fabric, but I didn't want just striped cushions. First I made up some more bias binding using the continuous bias binding method again to use on the cushions.
The first cushion I made incorporated some machine patchwork. I took a 6" square of my striped fabric, cut it diagonally corner to corner to create 4 triangles, I then went top to bottom and left to right to make the triangles even smaller (I am sure there is a name for this in the patchwork quilting world but I am not sure what it is called).
I didn't want all my cushions to look the same so I needed to think of something different for the next cushion. For this one I cut a few strips of the striped fabric and stitched them together, staggering the colours to create a chequerboard effect. I then cut 4 strips of the gold stripe and created a boarder for the chequerboard.
I cut out my two squares of fabric for the cushion size and duplicated the back for the velcro closure. I wanted to overlay the chequerboard over the middle of the cushion front, but rather than mess around turning my edges under, I used a very light-weight lining fabric and stitched 3 of the sides, right-sides together, turned and pressed, leaving only one side left to press under. I chose to hand stitch the chequerboard to the cushion front. Once this was completed, I still wanted to do something else, so thought some embroidery would look nice. I found a thread to match the blue and the gold and created this.
So the question I am asking myself is do I make a 3rd cushion.