I have been diligently stitching around the applique shapes, on the cushion fronts that the kids designed at Amelia’s party. Hers is the cushion on the right.
The kids chose the fonts, and the applique motifs (from a choice of several of mine) and then carefully selected fabrics from my stash.
I ironed the fusible web (vlisofix) onto the back of the chosen fabrics, and the kids trimmed the shapes, and placed them where they wanted them.
Michaela’s cushion is on the right (above) – she just chose the butterflies, and all the purple fabrics – she does not quite have the dexterity for the sharp scissors yet.
Rory’s cushion is on the right. “B” is clearly a minimalist – she only wanted her initial. I thought they all did a good job – and I think they all enjoyed it. So once I finish sewing down the shapes, I just have to whip up 6 cushions.
Would you consider letting kids loose on your stash?