Star Wars Cushions
I made these well over a month ago, and have been meaning to write a blog post about them ever since! I made these for my brother's birthday. Last time I went to visit his apartment I noticed that there were no cushions. In fact everyone noticed and commented on it. When I asked him if he had done this for a reason, or he just hadn't gotten around to it. He responded that he just hadn't gotten around to it. So I told him as part of his birthday present I would make him a few throw cushions.
I actually had the inserts for the cushions already, as I have been meaning to make a variety of cushions to sell in my madeit.com.au store. However... last year was crazy busy with university commitments and a whole range of other things that seemed to happen one after another so I struggled to get anything creative done at all. Alas, my madeit.com.au store only has two listings in it for the moment.
I love making cushions. I would make cushions all day every day if I could. The problem is where to put them all once they are made. This is why I was excited to make my brother some cushions as part of his birthday present. Cushions are a great gift. Cushions for someone who is cushions-less is even better! Also what a great excuse for me to continue buying Star Wars fabric when I see it!
The black and yellow Star wars print I ordered online from Oz Material Girls. While the red Star Wars print I found at the Quilters Store at Salisbury. The calico I would have purchased from Spotlight. I love to have calico at home at the ready for a range of projects and repairs, so I usually have excessive amounts floating about the house in my various fabric hidey holes.
Once I had made the cushion cases up they measured 16 inches ( approx 41cms) and 13.5inches (approx 35cms). The red Star Wars fabric is one fat quarter worth, which I used almost all of. The black and yellow Star Wars fabric was two fat quarters worth, so I still have some remaining.
My son had a serious case of cushion envy when he saw his uncles gift! So maybe sometime in the future I may make some Star wars pillow cases for him. As he already has too many cushions. He used to steal all the cushions that I made for the lounge, and hide them in his room until I conceded and let him keep them. If I let him, the cheeky Muppet would have his entire bed covered in cushions!