Sometimes I just want to make things for the sake of making and this is a case in point. It’s a fish cushion. I had great fun making it, to the point where it almost made itself. The pattern is by Mimi Kirchner. I love her patterns. They always have just a little something that lifts them out of the ordinary. This pattern has funky fins which were a pain to attach. This particular fish works, I think, because of the fabric. The body is a remnant of cotton from IKEA, much lighter than the usual furnishing weight. I think it suggests scales. The head, tail and fins are made from a fat quarter which I bought at some point over the summer, but I have no idea where. I can’t resist these big graphic prints:
These are very lightly stuffed and then quilted.
The eyes are buttons over little felt discs. I used doll making needle that my mother gave me last year for Christmas. Exactly the right tool for the job so the eyes are a bit recessed:
The orangey throw really sets off the colour scheme. It’s a very cuddly fish