TRANSFER KEY TECHNIQUES FROM THE QUILT TO MAKE A COORDINATING CUSHION
From the navy fabric cut: Q One (1) 9½in square.
Q One (1) 8in square.
From the background fabric cut: Q One (1) 9½in square.
Q Four (4) 4¼in squares.
From the backing fabric cut: Q Two (2) 20in x 15½in pieces.
From the binding fabric cut: Q Two (2) 2½in x WOF strips.
ASSEMBLING THE CUSHION
Pair two navy and background 9½in squares together, RST. Using the same directions as Block E (step 13 of the quilt) and Fig 4, create eight HSTs from this pair. Trim all HSTs to 4¼in. 6
Assemble the cushion top as shown in Fig 1, sewing the units into rows, then sewing the rows together.
Make a quilt sandwich by placing the cushion top over the batting right side up. Baste and quilt as desired. Trim the excess batting and square up the cushion top.
Fold the two backing pieces in half, WST, so they measure 10in x 15½in when folded. Press. Stitch along the pressed edges, 1/8in from the fold.
Place the two backing pieces on top of your cushion front, WST, lining up the raw edges. The back pieces will overlap in the middle. Run a line of basting stitches around all four edges.
Bind around the edge of the cushion as you would a quilt, and fill with a cushion insert to finish.