A few months ago, I bought a vintage folding chair at an antique store and made a cushion set for it. I thought it was time to have a change of cushions and looked through my scraps to see what I could come up with. Recently, I’ve been embroidering in the evening while watching TV. My embroidery skills demand simple designs with basic stitches. Actually, I prefer the kind of 1930s-40s embroidery that all of the women in my family did while I was growing up. This design of a swan holding summer flowers seemed just right for summertime cushions.
I used a quilt pattern named Children’s Delight from my EQ6 software to make 5-½ inch blocks. The pillow measures 17×17 inches. When assembling the top cushion, I added a 15 inch piece of 2-½ inch elastic on the back to hold it in place while on the chair.
I had just put the finished set on the chair and left to get my camera. When I came back to the room, I found that Addie loves the new cushions.