Patchwork Flower Cushion | Tutorial

You can’t ever have enough cushions! I love to change mine with the seasons and they are a great way to use up larger fabric scraps and experiment with different ideas like quilting techniques. This flower block patchwork cushion will brighten up any home during the summer months, or you could use a thicker canvas fabric for the back and take it out into the garden. 

This patchwork block pattern uses fat quarters and fat eighths so is a great way to showcase a few of your favourites. It uses corner square triangles and simple block piecing so it is a great pattern for a beginner looking to try something a little more complicated but who isn’t ready to tackle a full quilt. 

Head over to the Polka Dot Chair blog to find the full tutorial with step photos.

Another great thing about patchwork cushion projects is they are a fun chance to try out something new, like free motion quilting. A single block is easier to quilt as there is no bulky quilt to deal with so you can push yourself to have a go at new techniques or motifs.

On my examples I free motion quilting the main petals with a woodgrain motif, the secondary petals with a classic meander, plus switchbacks and a square spiral for the flower’s centre.

The petals were quilted with 50wt Aurifil in neon orange (1104), the white centre with 50wt Aurifil in white (2024) and the flower’s centre with 50wt Aurifil in light avocado (2886).


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