Here are a couple of patchwork cushions I made on request recently, with a blue and brown theme.
I hand sewed all the triangles and squares, then hand appliquéd the petals on. I used a machine to add the brown and cream borders, and to make the envelope openings at the back. I enjoy a bit of peaceful hand-sewing, it's a nice way to spend a few dark winter evenings indoors.
I need to work on the placement of some of my petals,
I suspect investing in some disappearing chalk/pens would help!