Does anyone else remember making a sit-upon in Girl Scouts? I can’t really remember what fabric I used. I’m sure it was groovy. The one thing about which I am sure, you could feel the floor through those sit-upons.
My butt does not touch the ground on this cushion. It’s got four and 1/2 bags of fiber fill in it! I don’t think Andre the Giant could get his butt to touch the ground on this one.
I bought the pattern through Hawthorne Threads, one of my favorite online retailers. It is called the Hexagon Situpon by Bonnie Christine. The fabric is vintage Indonesian ikat, and I’ve been carrying it around in my collection for >20 years.
The construction of this cushion is pretty straight forward – the six sides are squares, the top and bottom are each six triangles. One brilliant detail is that the “show” fabric is quilted to canvas. This means you can use anything – including quilting cotton- for this pattern. That gives us the whole world of possibilities.
And here is the Hexagon Situpon in action. None of the other humans were home at the time. The cat wagged his fat-ass tail and gave me that “not on your life” look. So Ricky Ricardo Montalban Rich Corinthian Leather patiently posed for two photos.
This shot is just gratuitous look-at-how-nice-our-weather-is photography.
And this one is just here to see if you get dizzy.