An old quilt and traditional technique brings this cushion project to life!

Blake and Taylor cushion

 

It’s finally finished!  A couple of weeks ago I gave a sneak peek of a cushion top I was working on using Sashiko and Boro methods of Japanese stitching.  I had been working on this piece for months here and there.  Thus, finally sitting back and enjoying the completed project gave me the truest sense of satisfaction.

 

Blake and Taylor cushion

 

The project went from this flat 60x60cm decorated and stitched piece of fabric to a 3D cushion wonder.  Thanks to my girls in my workroom.  They used one of those loosely filled duck-feather inserts to create a well-formed pillow with that wonderful squishy sound and feeling that you can really sink into when the time is right.  What a splendid result! 

 

Blake and Taylor cushion

 

The Boro stitching technique was the perfect choice to add some texture to the imagery on my textiles. A delightful little ‘pop’ away from the fabric.

 

Blake and Taylor cushion

The fabric I used on the back of the cushion was from an old quilt that I had at home.  I saw it and knew it was perfect. So I cut it up just for this project.  The length’s one will go to for the perfect piece!  The faded blue stripe motif really did complete the project in the best way.

 

traditional techniques, cushion, blake and taylor

 

It is such a joy to curate a project – to put together all those little elements you know will just sing together.  From faded fabrics to ancient Japanese stitching techniques, this pillow was a delight from start to finish!

If you are keen to have one of my design pieces in your home it is now in the store for sale, click HERE to see it!

 

Ellie B&Txx

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2017-11-12T02:37:26+00:0021 July 2017|Blog, On My Design Bench|

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