Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cushion Cover Tester Block

Thank you all for your suggestions for Mom's birthday cushion covers!  They were incredibly helpful, giving me ideas of fabric combinations that I never would have seen myself.  You guys are amazing.

To give you an update, I found some Spraytime fabric to match Dad's quilt, which is total luck as most of the colors I used in 2011 are no longer available.  I could not get every fabric I used, but four is more than enough for a pieced cushion cover.

In January I picked up a few French General prints to coordinate with Mom's quilt.  That's easier to do as French General never really strays from the same color combination, but instead only varies the pattern they're printing.  Easy. Peasy. 

I have to say, they tone together much better than I thought they would.  That floral French General print has a deep chocolate brown and a mossy green that brings the two lines together.  

Never {ever} thought I'd type that sentence.

With instructions from Sarah, I made a tester block that I like quite a bit.  I think it brings the two quilts together pretty well without being too busy (at Mom's request).  I think I will make another using the French General cream instead of the Spraytime cream as the background fabric.  

If I like that, I will finish off a second and will add on borders bringing them to 18 inches square.  We are well on our way now, ladies!  Thanks a mil, Sarah!  


Sandra @SewofCourse said...

This is a lovely block, and I can see that there will be a gorgeous cushion coming up!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great mix and I really like the block!

Sarah said...

Looks great! Glad to be of help, lovely.

Leanne said...

Good work, I am glad this is working out.

Archie the wonder dog said...

These cushions are going to perfectly fit the request - bravo!

Rachaeldaisy said...

French General fabric just work don't they. I really like the block you've chosen and the graphic look of the red. It'll look great as cushions.

Tomomi McElwee said...

lovely, you are so grown up now.

Tina said...

Great block choice!

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