My Mom starts chemo on Monday, Aug. 27. I will be going there this weekend to take her and I'll stay with her for a couple of days afterwards. I spent most of this week, when not looking for work, working on this cushion cover.
Last time I was home, Mom was using a cushion to prop herself up to help ease her breathing. I had been wanting to make her something using Dad's clothing for a while now, and this idea seemed to design itself. I love how it turned out.
I seem to always make projects more difficult and labor intensive than is necessary. I machine pieced this cushion cover, using scraps from my Dad's shirts and pants. I started out to machine quilt it, but was very frustrated with my machine. I need to get a walking foot! I ended up hand quilting it, and I love the results although it was a bit more complex than was necessary.
I used a heart block (from Bella Online) and a churndash square (from Quiltville. So many free scrappy quilt patterns!!) to make up the top.
The back of the cushion is the front of one of Dad's snap shirts. I left the pockets on, and I love how it looks.
The snaps are functional. I decided to use them so that the cushion inside can be inserted/removed.
If there wasn't such a good reason for giving this away, it would be staying with me... I'm hoping I have enough scraps left over to make one for myself.