My first go at machine patchwork! I shall never again underestimate the pleasure of achieving something! All the fabric is recycled, even the cushion inner! The old cover is on it's way to the charity shop. The ribbon ties are made with the leftover ribbon from my daughters wedding. I was lucky in that the course was discounted and I hope to carry on now and get on with some more projects, maybe even gifts, so earning back the cost of the course!