It's finished and already claimed ...
Thanks to many words of wisdom from blogland over the last week, I worked out how to do two things that I hadn't done before ~ thread sketch properly (using a darning foot) and make (and insert) piping.
The piping was fun to make, and not as hard as I thought to sew in (I read this tutorial before I started). The key was the piping foot (see this post for more details) which gave me plenty of room to sew the piping onto the fabric without seeing any stitches.
I'm really happy with the result ~ it means something at our place, and adds a bit of home to the lounge. Above all, it was fun to make, and great to learn some new sewing skills.
The ocean blue swizzle fabric I used to make this cushion is currently on sale (along with some other fabric designs and cushion covers) in my shop ~ click here!
More creativity here, each Thursday.