26 March 2014

Hillarys Blinds Country Craft Competion

A little while ago I received an e-mail from a friend (thanks Laura!) about a craft competition run by Hillarys Blinds. You got to choose one of four fabrics, of which you received a 100cmx100cm piece and with which you could make whatever you fancied.

I chose a fabric called Calluna Amethyst.

Calluna Amethyst

I loved the bold, warm colours in the fabric and the way that this fabric gave the impression of falling petals.

My idea was to embellish a cushion, so I started by making a simple envelope back cushion cover.

And back

 I found some wool I had left from an old project that matched the colours in the fabric.

The materials

And made crocheted roses and petals. For the roses I used a pattern from Petals to Picots. And for the petals and leaves I made it up as I went along!

The finished flowers and petals. 

After a lot of umming and ahing I finally settled on how I wanted the flowers to be arranged on the cushion.

The finished piece.

The petals pop a lot more in real life than on the photo, unfortunately, but I'm really happy with the finished piece.

And I've still got enough fabric to make another cushion!


  1. It looks great! (And reminds me that I need to get my skates on and sort out my blog post soon!) The colours in your fabric are lovely!