but wait, there’s more…

… cushions that is. After making the cushions for Christmas gifts, as mentioned last week, I decided to make some for myself. In particular I wanted to use some ‘giraffe’ fabric that a friend had given me. I had started thinking about some quilt ideas for it, and had started to look for some fabrics to put with it. But the cushions were such fun that they won out!
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I bought a couple of other pieces but also had some in my stash to complement it, so I looked for some lights and darks to put together.
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I found this pattern in the magazine Love Patchwork & Quilting which I thought looked good so decided to use it.
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These are the four individual blocks which were quick and easy to make…
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then joined together.
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I ironed some thin fusible batting on the back of it and then quilted it with straight lines diagonally across the top.
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While I was in the mood, I thought I might as well make another one! so I looked for a block in the book ‘Modern Blocks’ which I could utilise. I chose the Eccentric Wonky Star by Wayne Kollinger and adjusted its size for my purposes. I used the same fabrics but in different proportions to the first cushion. One cushion was bound in a teal colour
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and the other in a goldy mustard colour
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and I used different fabrics for the back, with an envelope closing.
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I quilted the second one with straight up and down lines.
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Here they are together:
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Cute, hey?!