Hot off the needle - another Christmas present crossed off the list. I have a lot of greens, and although the pattern in the magazine (yes, another one) showed christmas reds, I felt that using all my reds just wouldn't be the right colour for the intended recipient
There is a local curtain and furnishing store, that put all the fabric samples from their sample books and offcuts into a basket out the front and sell them per piece. I can never resist picking up half a dozen at a time, thinking that I'll make them into 'something'.
This time I did. I used two pieces from the same range - one is more antique white than ivory and used them for the centre panel. It's about 12" by 22" and will have to make a cushion insert. I even sewed a ZIP into the edge. I've not sewn a zip for over 20 years. I remember why. ugh! Not an easy task when you cannot find your machine's zipper foot! (mental note - remember to buy a new zipper foot for the machine!)
I'm quite pleased with the result. I hope the recipient will like it.