Tuesday, June 03, 2008

For my bum...

I made this scrappy star block ages ago. The block seemed fun to make and I just wanted to try it out. I just grabbed some fabric that was heading for the bin (and some from my scrap box) and threw it together. My curiosity was satisfied... it was fun to make. I didn't have anything in mind for it, it was just a trial... so it was just put aside. It's been lying with my fabrics for a couple of months now. (Do you recognize the fabric from my previous post??)
I found it again the other day, and decided I could use it for my garden chair. I added a couple of borders and some wadding and voila! A new cushion to sit on when I'm in the garden.
It's quite amazing what a border can do to a (not so useful) block... I think this look rather nice, if I may say so myself... hehe...
The cushion ties in the back to secure it to the chair.

14 comments:

eileen said...

Actually, this looks VERY nice! Not only the star is cute, but I love your color combination. Perfect.

Sonja said...

Den ble jo super. Kunne trengt en sånn pute da jeg var hos dere.Var ganske kaldt i enden de dagene jeg ikke lånte sofaputene dine.

Suzie said...

The cushion looks so pretty! I don't know if I would dare to sit on it!
I just took a look at your ATCs, they are great, specially the birds! I love them!
Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Therese said...

Nice!
Tror jeg la igjen flere kommentarer på bloggen under..
Skjønner ikke helt blogg...:)
He he
Men du er en kløpper i å sy altså!

Therese

Gunn Torild said...

Smart den!

rochambeau said...

Dear Sonja,
You must have the happiest bum in Scotland! Your new cousin looks great!

Constance

Lillebror said...

Hei søster!
Skikkelig storblogger du...
Skjønner at jeg må innom her oftere for å følge med.

Artig med bilder av jentene! Håper vi sees i løpet av sommeren!

Andrea said...

It is great - I agree it's far too nice to sit on lol !

Ruth said...

Nydelig pute. Jeg har samlet stoff i årevis for å quilte, men desverre, jeg har ikke den genen. Jeg er rett og slett håløs. Så jeg kjøper, jeg. Dyrt er det også. Men du verden, så lekkert.

Og en ting - som jeg ofte minner folk på, når "hullene" blir for store - jeg kan i hvertfall glemme ord på flere enn ett språk. Det er ikke dårlig bare det.

Ravenhill said...

You are sooooo productive these days! It seems as if you are virtually exploding in marvelous creativity! Your children are getting bigger maybe and giving you more of an opportunity to use your talents? You certainly have many! The dress in the last post is pretty as can be! The chairs here have become so cozy with these lovely cushions you have made!

Norway is so hot! When do you get here? It would be really nice to get together once you are settled in!
~Emily

Bjørg said...

Kjempefine puter, smart å lage puter til stolene. Fine blogg du har, takk for titten.

Catherine said...

This is an absolutely super idea. What a great way to use an orphan block! You have a very original chair pad now!

LINDA said...

I love this cushion. Without the explanantion, onewould think it was from a pattern. Very pretty, indeed. Thanx for coming over to my blog. I love the idea of friends from across the ocean. I hope we do become friends.

Linnea said...

Nice :o) My bum could sure use one of those, too! My chair covers are rather bland... natural colored linen... but hey, at least they match everything!