I ummmed and aahhhhed over this question until the day before mums birthday. I made a trip to Spotlight and came away with an 18 inch cushion insert - so a cushion it was going to be. I really agonise over fabric choices, trying to choose something the receiver will like as opposed to what I would like, and as my mum is partial to brown (ahem) and is nearing her eighth decade this is what I came up with
I pieced the front on New Year's Eve, stopping just before the countdown to the new year (at least I finished off 2009 doing something I love!!). I then got up the next morning and basted, quilted and finished off the cushion(starting off 2010 doing something I love - that's my defense anyway).
Then I immediately jumped into the car along with my wonderful husband who had gotten together all the food I was taking to mum's to cook for her birthday/New Year's Day lunch...........well that's me in a nutshell, aLwaYs leaving things to the VERY last minute.
Can't say I'm in love with this, but at least it's something I made with love......and mum really seemed to like it. I even caught her using it later in the day as she sat back and relaxed watching abit of telly!
So, that's my first sewing project for the new year/new decade off the rank - what have you been making?