Thursday, 24 November 2011

Too many choices

Today, I started working on a cushion for my nan for her christmas present. I took an outline of each of her grandchildren's hands over the summer and so far I have traced and cut out each handprint, but after laying them out on the cushion cover I am not sure what layout to use.

Option 3 was originally my idea; but I think the middle 2 hands are too similar for this (even though one is 24 and the other 9!!!) and it looks lost in the middle of the cover.

I will be going around the outside of the design with a brown quilting thread to border the prints and will be embroidering their signatures around the outside of the cushion; I anticipate this will be about 1cm deep.

Answers on a postcard please...

I think my new favourite might be option 4, but I would love to hear what you think; answers on a postcard (or in the comments section) please!

J x


  1. He he you asked for comments in the same way I did ( on a postcard or in comments just the same as I did an hour ago! I like 4 or 5

  2. I love number 4, unsless she likes a bit of Jazz Hands (no.5)!

  3. 4 is the best I think... but I might be tempted to swtich the top right and bottom left just to see if the white patterned on stood out a bit more. Good luck!

  4. I'd choose 4 - or 2 if you swapped the small hand with the brown one!