Some time ago, I posted this beautiful pink based star layout on Instagram…
It was made up using the excess half-square triangles from my March Simply Retro Challenge quilt top…. which uses a mix of background colours and the beautiful Mo Bedell’s Full Moon Lagoon fabric line.
I am happy to say that I finally sewed it all together, and using a straightline pattern to highlight the dynamic arrow arrangement and a mix of variegated and white thread, quilted it up to make a cushion top.
The finished product is a simple 16″ square, backed with a home decor weight cotton and a simple vintage button closure. I love this type of closure for a cushion. It eliminates the bulging or gaping that can occur with envelope backs, and as I have thousands of buttons, it’s easy to find a couple that match. Using the automatic buttonholer on my Janome, and sewing the button on with the machine, I can usually have this part finished in less than 10 minutes.
I have already had a couple of requests for a pattern using this design, so I need to learn how to write that up next. I think that it would look really spectacular in a larger format. Keep your eyes out for that in the future!
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Cassie, that is gorgeous!!! I particularly like the way you have quilted the cushion top … I’m getting inspired to make up some scrappy cushions for my new lounges too!!! 🙂
Sharon, we have had the same brown linen and silk cushions on our lounge for too many years to admit to. Time for some fun and colour!!
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I adore this. The colours are brilliant and the pattern is fabulous.
I need to learn how to write up a pattern as well – maybe we could do a class together (or just share information between us).
Really crushing on the colours. Love it!
I’m sure between us we can work it out! And who knew I was a pink girl after all?!?
I love everything about it! Plus I’ve been really into pillow making lately so I will definitely be making one of these soon…thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Thanks for your kind words christina! Pillows are such a fun way to try out new patterns or colour combinations – and practical too!!
It’s lovely, and the quilting is the perfect complement to the pattern.
Thankyou! I really wanted to highlight that wonderful arrow shape that was created 🙂
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