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Blossom Patchwork Cushion



A beautiful floral patchwork design that will brighten up any interior. The project pictured is made using a combination of the Colour Pop Geo Fat Quarters Collection, Sherbert Woven Fat Quarters Collection, and Neutral Woven Fat Quarters Collection.

  • Sewing
  • 2-3 hours
  • Intermediate

You Will Need:

  • 4 pink fabric squares 2.5”x2.5”
  • 4 yellow fabric squares 2.5”x2.5”
  • 4 blue fabric squares 2.5”x2.5”
  • 4 orange fabric squares 2.5”x2.5”
  • 16 pale grey fabric squares 1.5” x 1.5”
  • 16 green fabric squares 1.5” x 1.5”
  • 16 pale grey fabric rectangles 1.5” x 2.5”
  • 16 pale grey fabric rectangles 1.5” x 3.5”
  • 2 patterned fabric strips 3” x 17.5”
  • 2 patterned fabric strips 3” x 12.5”
  • 2 grey fabric rectangles 10.5” x 17.5”
  • Sewing scissors
  • Complimentary sewing thread
  • Straight pins
  • Tape measure
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • 18” square cushion filler pad

Instructions:

  1. Gather together your materials as listed and cut out the shapes to the correct sizes. Select 4 of each grey and green piece and the 4 pink squares.

  2. Lay a 1.5” grey square in the corner of each pink 2.5” square, and a 1.5” green square at one end of each 1.5” x 3.5” grey rectangle. Stitch diagonally across the small squares corner to corner, making sure each piece is sewn in the same direction.

  3. Trim the corners away leaving a ¼” seam allowance.

  4. Press open the seams and lay out your pieces flat.

  5. Lay the pink squares out as pictured. Lay the 1.5” x 2.5” grey rectangles along the edges as shown in the picture. Stitch the grey rectangles to the pink squares using a ¼” seam allowance and press seams flat. Rearrange as pictured.

  6. Lay the grey rectangles with green triangles along the edges of the patchwork pieces as pictured. Stitch the pieces together with a ¼” seam allowance and press open the seams. Reposition the 4 pieces as shown.

  7. Pick 2 of the squares and sew them together along the middle edge using a ¼” seam allowance, turning 4 pieces into 2. Make sure you line up the seams that you have sewn.

  8. Sew the final central seam with a ¼” seam allowance, this time lining up the three seams as before. You will now have a finished block. Repeat this 3 more times with the other colour squares, creating 4 different colour ‘blossom’ blocks.

  9. Stitch the 4 finished blocks together using a ¼” seam allowance creating one large square 12.5” x 12.5”. Take care to line up the seams so that the green ‘leaves’ and ‘blossoms’ match up.

  10. Select your patterned strips and lay them out so you can clearly see which are the longer, and which the shorter ones are.

  11. Take the shorter length pieces, 3”x 12.5”, and attach them using a ¼” seam allowance to opposite sides of the large patchwork piece. Press the seams you have just made. Line up the longer pieces, 3” x 17.5”, with the outer edges of the patterned strips you have just attached. Stitch these on with the same amount of seam allowance and press. Lay out your patchwork cushion. The whole of the patchwork should now be framed by the patterned strips.

  12. To make the back of your cushion cover, take your two large rectangles 10.5” x 17.5”. This can be achieved by cutting a fat quarter in half.

  13. Create a narrow roll-hem along one long edge of each back piece by turning a small amount of fabric under and under again. Run the machine along this hem to secure it.

  14. Lay the back pieces over the patchwork front, right sides together, lining up the corners and making the hemmed edges overlap in the centre of the cushion. Stitch all the way around the square, starting in the middle of one of the straight sides and pivoting in the corners to make them sharp. Trim the corners away to reduce bulk and turn the cushion cover through the right way. Press the edges.

  15. Admire your handiwork and, using the envelope opening you have created in the back, insert the cushion pad into the cover. Your project is now complete.