FUSSY CUT A LARGE PRINT FOR THE CENTRE OF THE CUSHION TO MAKE IT THE FOCAL POINT
YOU WILL NEED Q Fabric A (dark pink) one (1)
fat quarter Q Fabric B (navy) one (1) fat quarter Q Fabric C (light pink) one (1)
Q Fabric D (grey) one (1) fat quarter Q Fabric E (white) ½yd
Q Binding fabric (yellow) ¼yd
Q Backing fabric (chambray) 1½yds Q Batting: 26in square
FINISHED SIZE Q 24in square
1 From Fabric A cut: One (1) 8½in square.
2 From Fabric B cut: One (1) 9¾in square.
3 From Fabric C cut: One (1) 9¾in square.
4 From Fabric D cut: Four (4) 4½in squares.
5 From Fabric E cut: Two (2) 9¾in squares. Eight (8) 4½in squares. Four (4) 8½in x 4½in rectangles. 6 From the binding fabric cut: Three (3) 2½in x WOF strips.
7 From the backing fabric cut: Two (2) 16½in x 24½in rectangles. One (1) 28in square for lining.
PIECING THE BLOCKS
8 Use the eight in one method, as in steps 9–10 of the quilt instructions to make a total of four Fabric B/E HSTs and eight Fabric C/E HSTs.
9 Make a corner block, sewing one 4½in Fabric E square and one 4½in Fabric B/E HST together. Then sew a Fabric E 8½in x 4½in rectangle to one long edge. Make four of these corner units, referring to Fig 1 for placement of the squares in each unit.
Make a centre block with two Fabric C/E HSTs, one Fabric D 4½in square and one Fabric E 4½in square. Sew together as a four-patch (Fig 2).
ASSEMBLING THE PILLOW TOP
Lay the blocks out with one Fabric A 8½in square, referring to the Layout Diagram. Join the blocks into rows, then join the rows together to complete the cushion top.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Make a quilt sandwich by placing the lining square right side down, the batting on top, then place the cushion top centrally and right side up. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.
Quilt as desired. Shannon quilted a straight line design, echoing the piecing. Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and square up the cushion top.
On each of your Fabric G rectangles, fold one long edge under by ½in and press. Fold again by ½in, enclosing the raw edge, and press. Topstitch 1/8in away from the loose folded edges.
Place the two back pieces on the wrong side of your cushion front, right sides together, lining up the raw edges. The hemmed edges of the back pieces will overlap. Pin and baste around the edges, using a ¼in seam allowance.
Join the binding strips together end-to-end, using diagonal seams. Press the seams open, fold the strip in half lengthways, wrong sides together, and press. Attach the binding as you would when binding a quilt to finish.