You will need Dark teal prints – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth Light teal prints – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth Red prints – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth Background – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth Binding fabric – 5in x WOF Backing fabric – ½yd Batting – 20in square Templates – Twenty (20) square, eight (8) triangle and thirty-two (32) diamond EPP templates Optional 20in square of fabric to line the cushion front if desired. Templates – see Templates section. Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Finished size 20in square Q 6 Join one (1) of each pair to either side of four (4) background squares ( Fig 2). BEHIND THE CUSHION PIECE BY PIECE Fig 2 “This English paper- pieced cushion uses just three simple shapes – a diamond, a triangle and a square. I chose to hand- quilt it so that I could indulge in some meditative slow stitching, but it can also be machine- quilted of course.” – 7 Stitch together these units into pairs, then join the pairs to make the centre star ( Lynne Goldsworthy Fig 3). Cutting out Piecing the block 1 4 Pin the paper templates to the back of the scrap fabrics and cut out the following, adding a ¼in seam allowance to all sides: Twelve (12) dark teal diamonds. Twelve (12) red diamonds. Eight (8) light teal diamonds. Twenty (20) background squares. Eight (8) background triangles. Baste the fabric around the paper pieces using your preferred method. Then stitch the pieces together with whipstitch using the following sequence. Q Q 5 Join a red and dark teal diamond together along one edge. Make eight (8) pairs, four (4) and four (4) in reverse ( Q Q Q Fig 1). 2 3 From the backing fabric, cut two (2) 14in x 20½in pieces. Fig 3 Cut the binding fabric into two (2) 2½in x WOF strips. Fig 1 Make 4 of each 38 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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