The template for the appliqué leaves comes from the Liberty Book of Simple Sewing – a very lovely book to look at, never mind sew from! The book has many different projects for all kinds of occasions and skill levels (remember the Liberty table mats and Liberty patchwork photo frames I made before?) and would make a fantastic New Year gift to yourself if it’s not under the tree for you this Christmas time!
The dusky pink backing fabric I used was out of my stash box and I made a simple envelope closing for the back of the cushion. To make the appliqué design, you simply need to trace or draw your emblem onto baking parchment and then transfer it to your chosen Liberty print (the print I used is called D’Ango and is in the pink colourway).
To attach my appliqué, I used iron-on Bondaweb and then hand-stitched all around the edge using a contrasting colour cotton. I even added a few flower-shaped buttons for decoration! I’m more than certain my Grandma will treasure this handmade Liberty cushion forever… now I just need to make another for myself!