When I was in the quilting shop at Murray Bridge over Christmas, I came across this fabric in the clearance section of the fat quarters:
It is almost 'calico-like' fabric with words from fairy tales printed on it. I was looking for something similar a couple of months back to make some wall hangings, but (of course) I couldn't find anything remotely like it at the time.
Needless to say, I pressed on with designing the nursery and as a result the wall hangings are no longer required. I bought the fabric anyway and put it in my stash figuring it would come in handy at some point.
Well tonight I was thinking that I really should start the cushion cover for the rocking chair. My plan was to make the cushion cover to match the cot quilt, but then I had an absolutely BRILLIANT idea...
Since the rocking chair was purchased for the sole purpose of being where I sit to read to our children, why not make the cushion cover out of the fairy tale material!?
As the cushion size was 55cm x 55cm and my piece of fabric was a little bit smaller at 55cm x 52cm, I decided to put a border around the cushion - kind of like you would see on a Euro pillow. The whole thing came together quite easily, with the opening resembling that of a pillowcase. Here is a picture of the finished cushion:
I am now thinking that I might make the seat topper for the toy box out of the same material, since we are hoping to have a lot of toys that encourage imaginative play and that is what fairy tales are all about - imagination!