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.