What I like about this patchwork is that it's all done by hand, so you can take it out with you and you don't need to have a sewing machine. I also like it that the squares you stitch together create a beautiful arrangement of circles and colour.
The coloured fabrics I used were given to me by a friend who had collected lots of samples of silk fabrics whilst hunting for furnishings for her new home.
I have lots of craft books that I use for reference but here is the 'how to' on the net, explained very simply.
Explained very simply here at the hyena-in-petticoats blog
1) In this photo you can see how the circles are formed.
2) A close up on the stitching
3) The finished cushion
4) The colours remind me of the cover of my note book - spooky!
5) I found this photo I'd taken at Boscastle of some lobsters, caged and ready to go to the market. There's a resemblance to the cushion cover.
Buy some cheap white cotton and have a go...the results are stunning! Let me know how you get on.... x