Saturday, 18 January 2014

More Personalized Cushions

If you have been here before, you know my favourite birthday gift for children is a personalized cushion.

Here is one I did not have time to blog about before.  That is what happens when you leave the design to me:

Squares are my go-to pattern.  The cushion is fairly similar to other ones I have made before, such as this one. Sweet, but not too original.

For the next one, I had a time constraint.  I was only able to start the day of the party.  The birthday boy's favourite colour is red, so I decided to skip the piecing and go for a solid red twill. 

I asked my son for input for the colour of the letters.  Turquoise was is choice, and he was very determined.  No room for negotiation!  I then asked him about his friend's interests, and he suggested I do a basketball in orange fabric.  I wasn`t sure about this colour mix, but it sounded easy enough.  Thanks to Clip Art for providing a good basketball model!  The ball and letters are raw-edge appliqué and the outline form part of the quilting.  I also quilted a couple curved "V" lines to simulate the movement of a bouncing basketball.

Designed by an 8 year old boy.  Pretty cool, huh?  It is very simple, but my son is thrilled with the result, and certain his friend will like it.


  1. Any sensible little boy would love that b-ball pillow! It's fabulous! As are the scrappy squares - classic!

  2. I can't believe you made that one on the day of the birthday party -- way to go!


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