Friday, 8 August 2014


A hotchpotch of vintage and recycled fabrics made into patchwork cushions. 

The vintage green and white gingham came from an old tea time tablecloth picked up from the Friday Antique and Flea market a few months ago, and as it had lots of holes in the middle I decided it was better upcycled, and the original embroidery now adds a pretty decorative feature to the back of the cushion.

The blue and green leaves fabric on one of the cushions is a vintage Liberty cotton, and the golden yellow roses are a 1950s vintage sheet fabric. This cushion has the large faded red check back.

The other cushion, with the green gingham back, features a lovely green print from the 1960s or 70s sourced from Switzerland.

Both are now available in my Etsy shop

Thank you all for your comments on my last post. Hope you've all had a good week whatever the weather - heavy rain here this morning and overnight. I can't believe another week has gone by already!

Wishing you all a Happy Weekend!


  1. Love them, they look wonderful :)

    Hope you have a great Friday!

  2. so pretty love the bohemia vintage look very nice

  3. Your pillow cushions are so cheerful . . . they would bring the sunshine into a room even on the cloudiest of days. They make me smile:)

  4. Lovely fabrics. You're right, the week has absolutely flown by. I hope you have a good weekend. CJ xx

  5. They are lovely Gill, very bright and cheerful, I expect they'll not sit in your shop for long!
    Happy weekend,
    V x

  6. Two more beauties from your very capable hands Gill, well done; such lovely fabrics styled up into what are sure to be much-delighted-in cushions! Happy Weekend to you m'dear, Joy xo

  7. They look good, what a good way of using up scrap material.

  8. They're beautiful. I love the cross-stitching you did on them.

  9. It is great to see how you recycle scrap material and turn it all into something so vivid and decorative. Absolutely love the combinations of colours and patterns!

    keep well

    Amanda x
    PS:Mediterranean giveaway now open :-)

  10. They hotch and potch very well together!! xx

  11. Beautiful, a great use of vintage fabrics that would otherwise be thrown away.

  12. The cushions are really lovely. So well made.

  13. Your patchwork cushions look lovely Gill!

    Madelief x

  14. They are all so adorable Gill - and it is interesting to know the background to the fabrics used. It makes it all the more special and something to be talked about when someone admires one of your cushions. xCathy

  15. Beautiful patchwork cushions, Gill! I love the mix of fabrics you have put together, especially the gorgeous green gingham one, such a wonderful find with the embroidery too!
    Happy week!
    Helen xox

  16. These are lovely cushions Gill, I especially like the one with the green gingham back and what a lovely blog hop post you did previously. Your principle of taking items past their best and reworking them makes your cushions so special. Hope you're having some lovely holiday time with Bella, my girls will be going back first week in September - time goes so quickly! See you soon.
    Jane xx


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