I am just dropping in to say hello to everyone and to show you something that I have been working on.
I have been wanting to make a union jack cushion cover for a while now, but could find no suitable pattern that would make the right size for a (40cm by 40cm) cushion pad. I decided that I had to take matters into my own hands and I made up a chart. This was easier said than done as I have never designed a pattern chart before and it took the best part of two hours to work out! I had done a tension square with the yarn I wanted to use (Stylecraft special chunky) and worked out the number of stitches and rows required for a 10cm by 10cm square and then did the maths to make it up to 40cm.
I discovered the wonders of mattress stitch. I can't believe that I have never learnt how to do it properly before! I love doing it and the neat seam that it gives.
I made an envelope closing for the back and sewed on three wooden buttons to secure it. I am very pleased with how it has turned out and I am now working on different colours schemes. It can be found for sale in my little Etsy shop.
I will catch up with all of your posts very soon. I want to see what you have all been up to!