This cushion cover was made as a useful way to store the knitted throw (pictured below), both the throw and the cushion were made from some badly moth eaten possum-merino mix yarn which she liberated from Mum's yarn stash.
The pattern for the throw itself was based on one from McCall's new book of Country Needlecrafts, Jenny used some of the patterns in the book and found other stitch patterns on the web and other books. Each strip is 77 stitches wide, there are 16 rows of garter stitch separating each block and a cable is knitted up each side.
Jenny also likes sewing (but doesn't really like quilting) and so over the years she has been the recipient of various bits and pieces of fabric that are too good to throw out, like the re-purposed fabric she has made this tote bag from, it's actually quite old, I can remember buying it back in 1979 or 1980, in that life the fabric was part of a sheet set.
the tote bag pattern can be found here