Easy Peasy Cushions!


By Judith on August 5, 2013
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Thank you for all your lovely comments about my newly found drill skills, and also for noticing my applique cushions!

Brit Bee Giant Linen Star 001

I have made these cushions as class samples, for a class in the Autumn.  However, I purposely chose fabrics and colours that would match my bedroom!  Win, win!

First up is a ‘nod’ to Orla Kiely, on natural Irish linen.

Applique Cushion Class sample

I’ve seen a few of these designs around blogland and thought I’d do my own take on it!  The envelope back is quilted!

Next, are the circles on dark brown Irish linen.

Applique Cushion Class sample

I wanted to keep the quilting to a minimum on these cushions, adding to the minimalist/modern feel. The back of this one is also quilted, with an exposed, contrasting zipper.

Now we jump to the hexies on mocha Irish Linen.

Applique Cushion Class sample

I used my Sizzix to cut out the hexies, and did some shadow quilting on the front.  The back is quilted & has a giant button-hole closure.

Finally, the odd one out!!

Applique Cushion Class sample

The colours are right, but the fabrics aren’t!!  I didn’t have enough aqua linen, so I repurposed a cotton pillowcase.  And the fabrics I used for the apples and pears are just too busy! One day I will re-do this one, but for now it will have to do!

All the cushions are 20″, and are the perfect size for throwing on to a bed!

The applique is really simple raw edge top stitch, (no need for a darning foot!) and you also learn cushion construction. A fun and satisfying project.

Applique Cushion Class (5 weeks) – starts Monday 28th October

Jxo