So we're having a spot of nice warm weather!
I feel we have to make the most of it and spend time in the garden.
We have some new garden furniture....4 chairs, a table and a parasol. The chairs are comfortable but a little on the hard side so I decided I would make some quilted chair cushions.
I wanted to use some of the lovely cotton fabrics I have in my stash so I used different fabrics on each side to make it reversible....
I used this gorgeous Amy Butler fabric for one side....
and this beautiful butterfly batik fabric for the other side...
I made the cushion by measuring the chair and making a simple quilt.
I found an excellent tutorial for a quilt without binding on Chrissie's lovely New York blog, made by ChrissieD, here.
I incorporated ties at the top and sides to secure the cushion to the chair. I used two layers of wadding for extra comfort.
So three more chairs to go...there's a couple of things I would do differently.......add a couple of inches to the length as the quilting shortened the cushion.....as you can see in the pics........and add a bit more wadding to the seat area....
But apart from that, I'm pretty pleased :)
It's certainly brightened up a rather grey chair!
And made it softer and more comfy to sit on!
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