Spring has arrived, and we have not one but two blooms that have opened out and blossomed
I've completed both the singular and double colour, retro, Chrysanthemum cushions
The monochromatic cushion was completed first, enabling me to have a play around with the pattern
The back I decided to keep simple with a giant granny square, as the focus point is the bloom on the front
Once a basic pattern had been formed, I wanted to see what it looked like by adding a second accentuating colour. These really aren't my taste in colours, but surprisingly I absolutely love how they work together, giving an authentic retro feel to the design
I continued to mix the two colours across the back too
I found some great packs of buttons at my local charity shop, and this set were perfect (they look more yellow in real live!)
It felt great to get these both finished, as the end process always drags for me, partly as I can't wait to see how all the components come together, but also i've got another 50 ideas and projects that i'm eager to try out!
These cushions have great texture. This image is actually the back of the flower, I like how that looks too!!
I just need to capture some more images in good light, and get them listed in my Folksy shop!
As you saw last week, I have already made a start on the next product. The flowers are finished, and now I'm making another c2c square, but it's still not a cushion, I'm trying something new, any ideas??