8 Join three (3) background squares as shown in Make four (4). Fig 4. Fig 4 Make 4 9 Sew one (1) light teal diamond and one (1) background triangle together. Make eight (8) pairs, four (4) and four (4) in reverse ( Fig 5). Fig 5 Make 4 of each 10 Join a red and dark green diamond together along one edge as before. Stitch a square into the 90- degree angle created ( Make four (4). Fig 6). Make 4 Fig 6 11 Stitch one (1) of each unit from step 9 to each side of the unit from step 10. Then stitch the background piece to this ( Make four (4) block corners. Fig 7). turning over a ¼in twice and top stitching. Hem different sides if directional fabric is used. 15 Make a quilt sandwich, basting together the lining (if you are using a lining), the batting and the patchwork cushion front. 16 17 Quilt as desired then trim away excess batting (and lining). Fig 7 Overlap one backing piece over the other and pin to cushion front, with wrong sides together. Zigzag stitch around the four edges to secure. Trim excess backing fabric. 12 Stitch the block corners around the edges of the centre star piece ( Fig 8 Fig 8). together, along the length to make a double-fold binding. Assembling the cushion 13 Sew the binding strips endto- end using diagonal or straight seams and press, wrong sides 14 18 Hem one (1) long edge on each of the backing pieces by Bind the edges, taking care to mitre the corners. 39 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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