Hillarys Blinds Competition – Pocket Cushion


I discovered the Hillarys Blinds competition on the UK Craft Blog website (via a Folksy tweet!), there was an option to choose one of the fabrics designed by Victoria Robinson for the ‘Country Retreat’ range and make anything you liked with it.Β  I decided to go for the Wild Poppies Vermillion…A tough decision between that and Bird Parade Teal which I also love!


Judging the competition are the Hillarys Blinds design team along with Hilary from http://www.ukcraftblog.com/, Rosie & Hannah from http://www.thenewcraftsociety.com/,Β Caroline from http://www.burkatron.com/ and H and Sammy from http://www.liveitloveitmakeit.com/. If you’re a fellow crafter, or craft fan these blogs are defintely worth taking a peek at.

I recieved a 100 x 100 cm piece of the fabric so there was plenty to work with! I decided to make a one of my tried and tested cushions, and ended up having enough fabric left to make another, I combined the fabric from Hillarys with a dotty print cotton. The cushion has a large pocket on the front, which is a handy place to put your magazine, remote control or even some PJ’s as a friend suggested! πŸ™‚ I added the large wooden button on the front because I want to put them on everything at the moment!

The size of the cushion is 44 x 44cm and I made it with an envelope opening at the bag so it’s easy to take off and change the cushion pads if need be!






With the fabric I had remaining after the pocket cushion I made the one below to go with it, using some of the flowers from the fabric to create an appliquΓ© flowers design on the front, with the back of the cushion in the Wild Poppies Vermillion.



Bunch of flowers appliquΓ© design on the front of the cushion, I love using bits of fabric and reconstructing them into something different.


It was nice of the sun to come out for some photos!


It was so lovely to have a new little project to do and it has given me lots of ideas for future ones!







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