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Hello wednesday - The Royal Cushion

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all downhill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

Me and my big mouth!

While out with Rachie in Weymouth a few weeks back, she spotted a large Union Jack Cushion.......she fell head over heels in love with it. 

What do you want that for, I ask.  "Oh Ali it is wonderful, I love it.  I really, really want it.  But at £45 I can not afford it.".

Rachie it is only a few strips of fabric, I could make one in an evening. "Ooooh yes, please make me one, please." 

Poos, I fell for that one!

So The Royal Cushion was born. I did exagerate a little - it took me two evenings!!

I had been wondering how to use the NEW Rose ribbon (you can find it HERE). I felt the cushion needed something to give it the WOW factor and the boldness of the Roses was perfect.  It is a large cushion, 60cms square.  I teamed the rose ribbon up with simple plain white satin ribbon and then for a bit of class I chose lush red velvet.  The blue fabric I already had in my stash, leftovers from table cloth making.

I pinned the white satin ribbon to make the diagonal crosses and then sewed them in place.  I did the same with the red velvet, making sure I had my red lines going the correct way!

Not wanting to waste ribbon, I decided to cut the white ribbon lengthwise as this would be the perfect width for my last crosses.  I pinned the red rose ribbon on first, to get it in the correct place.  I then gently unpinned it in places and slipped the white ribbon underneath and then re-pinned. After making sure everything was well pinned I sewed the ribbon down.

This was Rachies Easter prezzie from me, I hope she will be curled up with it while watching the Royal wedding on Friday.

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