Hello and welcome to the Homemakery and my spot on the Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Hop!
I was delighted to be asked to join in Kerri Horselys blog hop for her book Lovely Little Patchwork. The book was released back in the spring and is packed full of adorable sewing projects.
When I saw Kerri’s book I fell in love with the cover for her cross stitch rose sewing book,
a cross stitch rose on gingham….incorporated into a spot of patchwork….. all my favourite things in one!
Rather than making the sewing book I decided to turn pretty rose cross stitch piece into a cushion cover, so say hello to my cross stitch rose cushion cover!
The book has the chart for the Cross Stitch Rose and it’s a really quick pattern to stitch up once you get going. I stitched it on a Raw Sugar Mini Gingham (see below for links to supplies used).
For the patchwork I picked some of my favourite fabrics from the Tilda Memory Lane and Cabbage Rose fabric collections and I very carefully fussy cut my pieces so the rabbits from the Tilda Memory Lane Rabbit & Roses Teal would be front and centre in the corner pieces.
The finished patchwork cover measures 9″ by 9″ so to increase the piece to a more cushion friendly 12 x 12 size I added two rounds of plain borders using 2 inch pieces of fabric (including seam allowances). Kerri’s book is packed full of projects including a patchwork cushion so once my patchwork piece was complete I followed her instructions to assemble the cushion cover which included quilting the patchwork to some wadding (I just stitched in the ditch), making the backing panel (I added a zip for ease of access) and then finally sewing the binding onto the cover and hand stitching it to the back panel.
It was such a lovely project to stitch up and combining my three loves of cross stitch, patchwork and homemakeries I was one happy girl making it!
Cross Stitch Rose Cushion Cover Ingredients:
DMC threads – I used colours 3363, 989, 498, 603, 224
Mini Gingham – you will need a small scale gingham for the cross stitch I used Mini Gingham in Raw Sugar
Binding – For the binding I used Tilda Cabbage Rose Tilly Red
Wadding – I used Warm Company Warm & White Wadding
Zip – 30cm standard zip
Hop along with the rest of the Lovely Little Patchwork Blog Tour
Tomorrow is the turn of Debbie Homick and her sweet blog A Happy Little Cottage so be sure to check out her Lovely Little Patchwork project. You can also follow the Blog Tour on Instagram by searching the following hashtags: #lovelylittlepatchwork #lovelylittlepacthworkblogtour
Thanks so much for popping by and as always Happy Sewing!