Thursday, 18 February 2016

name cushion and corners

A friend of mine recently commissioned an embroidered name cushion to give as a gift for a baby boy. I wanted to make something modern and not babyish - a cushion that can be used as he grows!

I ended up picking a lovely fabric stack with Architextures, Doe and Gramercy. It looked very beachy and calming to me.

I really enjoy embroidery and lettering is always fun. I ended up only using some of the prints I picked in the patchwork. The cushion inner was really puffy but it will flatten with a bit of use! I used Chris' brilliant tutorial for no more empty corners, it really did make a difference. I will be using it for all my cushions now!

Simple QAYG with a neutral variegated King Tut thread.

I also embroidered his middle name on the back of the cushion.

Thankfully mum was happy and my friend sent me a lovely picture of the baby next to his cushion, so cute!

This was not my usual choice of colours but I think this mix works so nicely. I love working on commissions because it makes me think differently and pick combinations I might not otherwise.

This is a check off my FAL Q1 list :)


  1. This is a fabulous idea fora baby present, it makes a change from all the quilts I give. x

  2. It's great Lucy! Perfect colour palette and impeccable stitching!

  3. Love a good cushion and great choice of fabrics. Love that you used my no more empty corners technique, doesn't it make a difference! Thanks for sharing the link - Chris :D

  4. It's just beautiful! I love the embroidery. Great finish!

  5. It's so well done- lovely fabric pull. Thanks for the link to that tute on better corners- that is a total game changer. I just did it on a pillow I've made for a swap- did you feel like you needed to reinforce the corners after you'd trimmed?

  6. Bravo! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

  7. Lucy you make such lovely things - any mum would be delighted to have something made by you for her baby! Am going to check out the tutorial! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts