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 :)