The other week, I showed you a small finish – a freebie kit from the March 2010 issue of CrossStitcher magazine, by Lucy Heaton. Since then, I played around with fabrics, having lots of bright scraps left over from recent patchwork blocks (for the F2F2 swap). I simply used bands, making up as I went along until I had a top that measured 17” square.
The kokeshi doll is deliberately off-centre because I see no reason why she has to be dead centre . . . next came some simple quilting
and the finish as a 16” square cushion cover
I’ve used plain pink cotton for the back, and added three wooden buttons
And this cushion is now already to be wrapped, and gifted to my neighbours’ 6 year old daughter for Christmas. She always loves to admire my wooden kokeshi collection when she visits. Now she’ll have her own kokeshi doll, in cross stitch, to go in her bright fushia & white bedroom.