A cushion that I forgot…

I made this cushion last week all in a rush for a birthday present. The birthday in question was last Monday and I was only a few days late, finally giving the cushion on Thursday. I had high hopes of getting it finished in time, but as I started it on Sunday evening those hopes were somewhat optimistic! As it was, I sat up late in bed on Wednesday night trying to join the thing, and ended up doing the last bit of joining and poking in of ends while trying to eat my breakfast on Thursday morning.

Oh. One other thing you should bear in mind is that Ikea 70p cushions are NOT square, no matter how much they try to convince you that they are.

As I was joining it thirty minutes before giving it, I did not have time to take good photos. Yes, I was stood in the kitchen holding it in the light of the doorway and trying not to get my dressing gown in the photo. You get the general idea though, here is a cushion and it is square with a stripy square effect. I have made some changes to the original pattern I wrote out for this kind of square and I’m going to try to update it at some point. I’ve learnt a bit more about patterns since then and should probably have waited a bit before trying to write tutorials!

I was pleased with my stitchwork as I think they look really neat and even here.

I took the following photos on Saturday and I love them. I think that Tete a tetes may be my favourite thing.

In other news, the hexagon count is still at 104. I made a hexagon last night that felt a bit weird when I was working on it. I looked at it again this morning and realised that it had seven sides.


16 thoughts on “A cushion that I forgot…

  1. Hahah, a heptagon, how funny! Fab cushion, and thanks for the pointer on the ikea cushions – I have one here waiting for a crochet cover, will lower my expectations for a square insert!
    Jones x

  2. Sarah says:

    Lovely cushion. Just looked at the date can’t believe it is the end of March already. I really need to catch up on my intended crafty projects for 2011.xxx

  3. Hi Heather , I love your cushion .The colours are gorgeous and you are right ,your stitches are so neat !!
    Your photography is great too …the tete a tete look beautiful and the final one of your cushion is stunning.
    Jacquie x

  4. That’s a lovely cushion, I’ve been wanting to make a few for me too and have been thinking that instead of making the inside myself I could buy them from IKEA as they’re so cheap. Maybe I should buy these before actually starting to crochet the cushion!

  5. Carol says:

    Whoops indeed, I had the same problem with the Japanese flowers, I was joining as I went, when suddenly things weren’t quite working out – one flower had been given an extra petal!

    I have some cushion fronts waiting to be brought to life, I really should get them done. I’m sure your friend loved her beautiful gift.

    Carol xx

  6. Katherine says:

    ….and I was the lucky recipient of said cushion!!

    It was a lovely surprise and I was chuffed to bits… thanks Heather!


  7. Lucky Katherine says:

    ….and I was the lucky recipient of said cushion!!

    It was a lovely surprise and I was chuffed to bits… thanks Heather!


  8. penelope says:

    Love the cushion! and I am looking very fondly at that Daffadil, because that is the only kind I am seeing, in pictures!! Hope your April Fools Day weather was shiny and bright!!

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