It was almost an experiment really, just to see what it would look like.
I wanted some sideways flowers as well as facing-upwards flowers.
I wanted this cushion to be all knitted, no crochet, and I looked for a pattern for a tiny knitted flower I could use as a forget-me-not. I couldn't find one small enough, so worked out my own forget-me-not pattern.
The cushion itself is garter stitch in chunky (bulky) wool, and was made to fit a 45cm cushion pad. The flowers were all DB Baby Cashmerino and the edging is Rowan pure wool 4-ply.
I really went overboard with decoration on this project, and maybe having an edging as well was a bit too much? It's done now but it has turned out quite a bit "fancier" than I'd imagined it. I think perhaps it might look better when it's been broken in and squashed a bit!
I enjoyed sewing all the flowers on.
Apart from the forget-me-nots, all the flowers and leaves are from these three books as follows:
100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield: Field Poppy, Large Leaf, Small Leaf.
Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers: Buttercups, Florets, American Beauty Rose and Rosebud, Small Basic Leaf Classic.
Designs For Kids by Lucinda Guy: Flower Posy.
The edging is from Knitted Edgings and Trims by Lesley Stanfield and is pattern 69 Bunting.