Friday, 6 December 2013

Christmas Star Cushion

Welcome to my day on the Cushion for Christmas blog hop hosted by Ms Midge.

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
 Then comes the assembly of Block A.

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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  1. These are great! I've always loved the Superstar quilt by Hartman. I didn't realize it would translate so well to pillows!

  2. So cute! I really love how they turned out. Very festive :)

  3. Stars for Christmas - PERFECT! I love your use of Christmassy colours. Thanks for the tips and tute.

  4. These stars are perfect for pillow - love the fabrics too!

  5. Lovely cushions! Can't go past stars!

  6. Well done - I love that they are modern, but made with a traditional block style! So festive and bright!!!

  7. So Christmassy but still cool and modern!

  8. these are lovely, thanks for sharing


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