Welcome to my day on the Cushion for Christmas blog hop hosted by Ms Midge.
I used Elizabeth Hartman's book 'The Practical Guide to Patchwork' to make a couple of cushions with some delightful Christmas Stars on them. They are from her 'Superstar' quilt on page 104.
Here is a visual tutorial that you might find helpful.
Assemble the 'Flying Geese' section first.
|1. Rule a diagonal line on your 31/2" square|
|2. Sew along this line and then cut 1/4" from line to trim off triangle corner|
|3. Add the next square on the opposite side and repeat|
|5. Make 4 of these|
|6. 11/2" strips around a 21/2" square.|
|7. Add the flying geese elements to 2 of the sides|
|8. Add a 31/2" square to each end of the remaining flying geese|
|9. Sew these onto the horizontals, taking care to match the seams by pinning well.|
I added 2 extra borders to bump out the measurements for cushions.
This is my red version.
I hope that you are enjoying seeing all the Christmassy Cushion goodness this month. I love dressing up my place. These are some basic covers I also made in 2011 from similar Michael Miller fabric.
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