TGIFF – String Cushion, But Orange
Remember when dear daughter was all like, “Well, and for my third cushion I think it should be like this, but orange.” Well, I finally got around to sewing all my orange strings together, and whipping this up using my String Piecing Without a Foundation tutorial.
See that strip of Little Kukla Meadow in Orange in the top right corner? I am declaring that as my favourite fabric of 2013. I know, big. call. I only had one fat quarter of it, but it served me well this past year. But it’s now 2014, so time to put it in the scrap bin, and see what new fabric will surprise and delight.
When I went to make the envelope enclosure backing I had a mild panic attack that involved lots of curse words. You see, I cut that Paper Clips in Orange from Type fabric 10″ too short, and I didn’t have anything else for a do-over. That, my lovelies, is the perfect time to force yourself to turn a problem into an opportunity. (The curse words are still fun though!) So I found this Pearl Bracelets scrap literally sitting at the top of the pile–serendipity–and I love the contrast it has added. Mistake? What mistake!