Now what shall I give to her for a present? Chocolates - no, she won't eat them, clothes - no, she has "issues" in that department too! Then I remembered that a friend had given her a crocheted blue and brown rug for her reading chair. And noted that she was using a pillow for a cushion. Aha, a homemade matching cushion. It is useful, won't take up too much space (another issue) and is made with love.
In the stash I found some panne velvet blue fabric and some suede type poly fabric. I used the brown for the front and back and used the blue to add texture and interest to the front. I first quilted the blue to the brown front piece and then cut between each line of sewing so that the brown will peek through.