I’m a little bit obsessed with blue at the moment. Especially when its a turquoise kind of blue. Extra specially when that blue is coupled with a fuschia pink. And its triple-espresso special when those colours are combined in textiles.
So you can imagine how caffeine-high happy I was when I found a sample set of the ‘Catharina’ collection, by Belgium’s WIND.be, at the school fair. This is a dense, heavy velvet pattern, on a base that looks and feels like raw silk. The complete colour set includes beautiful shades of duck-egg blue, fuschia, mauve and green.
There wasn’t a huge amount of each colour, but enough to combine them in a 40cm cushion top with a corduroy backing. Have you ever sewn with velvet? It makes such a mess! My sewing room was littered with wee piles of jewel-coloured fluff.
I’ve used a log-cabin quilting block here – a simple pattern, that builds up swiftly. So once I started, it seemed I’d whipped up a new cushion quick smart, lickety split. I think it looks great with my floral cushion, don’t you?