I’ve been working on my crocheted cushion made from my handspun rainbow yarn over the weekend, and I’ve more or less finished the main crocheted front of the cushion.
Because I wanted to maximise the impact of the handspun yarn and have the whole spectrum of colours visible I have decided to back the cushion with some re-purposed fleece from a white Ikea blanket/throw (at £3 a perfect cheap source of decent quality fleece fabric).
As the finished cushion will not be a standard size/shape I shall also need to make a custom cushion pad to fit the finished design for which I will probably use another Ikea crafting favourite of mine: a couple of Gosa SlÃ¥n pillows which at £1.30 provide a good volume of polyfill stuffing and enough fabric to sew together to make a custom-fit cushion pad.
I’m looking forward to getting the cushion finished and made up, but I have a few design details I need to think my way around first. I lost my button hole foot when I moved, so for the moment buttonholes are out, but maybe I can make button loops, or tab ties to form a closure.
Whatever the eventual decisions are, I’m looking forward to getting this cushion put together and placed on the sofa for a big, bright addition to our home.