I love the many variations of what you can do with something as simple as these shapes -
There is something infinitely relaxing about sitting there quietly, needle in hand, stitching them together. Not that I am making a declaration to suddenly produce a whole quilt with epp hexies. But I would definitely think that they are in my life for good now.
Now, the big reveal (thank you for your patience).
I sat down amd worked out what to do with the back this morning, with some helpful suggestions received from some of you. I went with what was probably the easiest option. I pieced some fabrics in a rainbow strip to augment my sadly depleted Kona Charcoal supply. I did not go for a hidden zip, and probably should have.
I placed the zip down the middle of the rainbow fabrics and, despite several attempts, failed to get the fabrics to match up their seams on either side of the zip. Deciding that perfection was highly overrated and that it was the back of the cushion after all, I went with the final attempt and am
A little hand stitching made it slightly less boring. And took the eye away from the mismatched seams. Well, that was my cunning plan at least.
I like the details I managed to get into this cushion. Favourite fabric scraps. Little bits of embroidery. Hand stitching. My beloved perle cotton used in abundance.
And that is it. Finally, a project finished this summer. What a relief. I thought it was going to be a total washout just like the weather!
I am going to link this post up with a.squared.whttp://www.asquaredw.com/ who is featuring a Festival of Hexagons. If you have popped over from over there, then thank you for visiting. If not, you should head on over because there is some pretty amazing hexagon inspiration over there.