I did not want to knit another beanie hat for this birthday, so each present made is different. I had not seen the birthday boy for a while, but his Dad is much taller than Mr MiH (who is already 6'2) so I was not going to venture into making clothes. However I thought it would be nice to make something for his room, that hopefully he would keep for a while - not unlike the presents Lucy makes for birthdays. The theme I was given was nautical - with light blue, red and white accents.
It was a great break from Christmas makes - and an opportunity to make the most of my stash!Stripes really suited the nautical theme. And suddenly scrappy stripes came into my mind - and I just knew I was on the right path. It was easier to adjust the white and red accents - I am definitely an 'organised scrap' convert. It is also a great way to use my Creative Thursday fabrics (how cute is those little rabbits!).
I wanted also to add something more specific for this birthday. I considered adding the name of the birthday boy, but I did not think it was really 'nautical' - not as much as a number is.
I printed the 1 in the circle on golden threads quilting paper and machine quilted around the 1 and the circle and added some embroidery to make it pop.
I did not really quilt the cushion cover. I only stitched in the ditch between the white fabric section and the scrappy section.
I bought the back fabric for this project as I like to have matching fabric for cushion covers (like for the Happy Feet! cushion). I used the Sew Mama Sew tutorial for the zipper.
And here we are a birthday present for a super cute little boy!
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