Are you sitting comfortably?
No? Then you definitely need my new project for Today's Quilter: the Pomegranate Cushion. It's another weekend-friendly project to make in the busy run up to Christmas and would make a lovely gift. In fact I'll be gifting mine (Mum, I hope you're not reading this...) and may have very carefully selected my fabric - by Edyta Sitar for Andover - to match a house I'm very fond of.
You may have a room in mind when you make yours and the motif would suit lots of different settings depending on the fabric you choose...here are a few suggestions for colourways.
From the top: winter, spring and summer inspired palettes
If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know how much I love anything Arts & Crafts and this design was inspired by a watercolour sketch in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection by William Morris, for his Fruit wallpaper design, which was divided into different blocks of fruit & foliage: oranges, lemons, pomegranates and olives.
It's so interesting to see how this sketch evolved into the design that is still in print today. The final version mixed the pomegranates and citrus fruits together, while the olives - with their distinctive leaves - disappear.
Morris & Co Fruit in Limestone
And I must disappear myself...I've got a new quilt to bind!