I started this paper piecing gift at the beginning of the year knowing that it needed to be gifted today.
I do love paper piecing just one block to turn it into a cushion cover; it’s a lot of work but really satisfying.
It’s a free pattern by Vanda Chittenden and you can find it here with a vast array of other amazing patterns from the Princess Bride, Harry Potter, Dr Who, Disney and many more. It’s available in different sizes, I opted for the 15″ one and glad I didn’t go for a smaller one, there are some small fiddly bits in there!
I used a white on white pearl bracelets prints rather than a plain white to add a bit of interest, I think the orange is Kona torch and the grey is probably steel (only small amounts needed so pulled from my scraps bin) and the background is Kona black.
I quilted around BB8 in black and then added a little bit of detail to the circles with Aurifil 1104. I bound the cushion with more of the torch and added a zip closure to the back:
This brilliant circuit board print is from Mo Bedells line Mechanical Genius, Bethan said that her friend would love it and I thought it would complement the front well.
This is the first tick off my 1st quarter FAL list so I’ll be linking up when the time comes.