Fabric? yes.. now there’s a change! This is something which has been simmering on the back boiler for a while and now I’m taking the plunge and telling you all about it.
I’ve made a couple of cushions over the last few months using the Planet Penny Cotton yarn to make the fronts and then finding a suitably brightly coloured fabric for the back. I find it works really well, looks striking and makes a really simple opening on the cover so it’s easy to remove for washing.
this is the Granny Square crochet cushion…
…and for the back I used a much loved piece of Provençal print from my stash…
The Log Cabin Moss Stitch cushion which I later knitted…
…although this time I didn’t have quite enough material to make the envelope back.
But I’ve been thinking for a while it would be good to find a range of fabric which complemented the Planet Penny Rainbow colours and over the last months I have been working on it. It still needs a little tweaking but I think I found some really pretty bright and more subtle colours and prints which I hope you like too.
The fabric has a lovely smooth finish, it’s gorgeous quality and I threw my sample pieces in the washing machine with a white towel to test them, with no colour loss and no shrinkage so I’m happy to recommend it to you.
I have in mind not only cushion backs, but linings for crochet and knitted bags, cheerful bunting, soft toys and accessories which will tie in with the blankets, throws and of course mice and garlands made from the Planet Penny Cotton Yarn.
I found a great little pattern to share with you whilst trawling through Pinterest which shows of the fabric a treat, and have made a whole flock of birds!
And here they are…
The fabrics will be available in packs of 4 assorted fat quarters from the Planet Penny Etsy shop and I will be listing them gradually over the next week or so, no two alike, so keep your eye out to see what’s on offer! This is just a sample….
If you like the birds, you can find the pattern here, they are easy and lots of fun.
This is a bit of a leap of faith so I’d really like to know what you think, and I’ll be back soon…x