I did like the red surround on the magazine version of In Good Time, but I wanted a smaller cushion, reminiscent of a crewel cushion I worked on linen in 1972 - now in need of significant repair. I considered backing the cushion in red, or dark green or blue, but in the end went for cream, using a remnant of blanketing that I had.
I purchased some red piping and created a brick-like cushion.
This made up part of a birthday present for Jim. If it proves to be too brick-like I will reduce the depth.