I recently completed the crafted cushion cover swap and my partner had pinned a bunting cushion cover on her pinterest, which being a Jubilee year, I thought was rather appropriate to make. I had so much fun making one for my partner, that I made two more. Without further ado, I present the peek-a-boo bunting cushion covers.
Here is my swap cushion cover:
My partner liked strong, autumnal colours and I found this brilliant fabric that looked like a stain glass window for the reverse. The "peek-a-boo" was a different fabric with a sewing theme. I "hid" a zip on the reverse using black bias tape.
Then I was visiting a friend in the US, so I thought that I could make here a bunting pillow as a thank you present.
This one I make a feature of the zipper tape and the peek-a-boo was a nautical themed, which went nice with the beach hut fabric and blue colour ways I have been hording.
So today, I finally finished my pillow, using fat quarters that I have squirrelled away over the years.
I used a gardening fabric for the peek-a-boo, and this was the first time I did a proper "hidden" zip. By proper, I mean not using bias tape. I didn't do any machine applique to the reverse of mine.
All the covers fit an 18" square pad, and I added a (rather rustic) patchwork border around the original 14.5" centre panel. You can find a link to the tutorial that I sourced for the panel here
I would love to hear all your thought and comments. And of course, to see any bunting pillows that you have made. Peek-a-boo bunting is seriously addictive to make!