Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Another Personalised Cushion

Earlier this year we welcomed our latest niece into the family - which means, of course, I made a quilt (this one) - so when it came to thinking about Christmas gifts I couldn't stop thinking about a personalised cushion to match.

Personalised patchwork cushion

I decided on a rather simple patchwork construction, using all the same fabrics as her quilt.  I wanted it to match without being overly matchy-match.  If that makes sense.  I'm not sure I quite achieved that but fingers crossed it isn't too much when they are paired together.

For the initial, I stuck with a dark pink solid, attached in a raw edge applique style.  I do so love this quick and easy method and, well, it gives me a chance to practise my FMQ.

Personalised patchwork cushion #4

I also stuck with simple when it came to the quilting - straight lines 1/2" from each seam.  Quick, easy and effective.

The binding is just the same solid used for the initial.  I think it frames the madness of all those prints really nicely.

Personalised patchwork cushion

And, then, for the back I just had to use the adorable print which inspired the whole colour scheme of the original quilt - these owls by Ann Kelle.

Personalised patchwork cushion

So cute and wacky!

As per usual, a zipper finishes it all off.

The final size is a rather large and cuddly 22" square - with a 24" insert used in these photos, as that's what I had on hand (hence the extra puffiness).

And that's it - all ready to travel east next week for the big day.  Hope Miss L likes it!


Sew Cute Tuesday

Linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.


Also crossing this personalised cushion off of my Making Christmas list.  You can see my latest update post here.
Ms Midge

AND... I'll be linking up to the party for the Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop at Ms Midge.


  1. Gorgeous cushion Erin, just perfect for super comfy bedtime reading sessions in years to come.

  2. Perfect! It's bright and cheery and so cute!

  3. I adore pink and orange together! Just gorgeous!

  4. Bright and perfect! And I love those owls!!!!
    E xx

  5. Gorgeous and love the colours! So sweet to match her quilt :-)

  6. Fabulous job on that cushion, Erin! Little L will be sure to love it! Great job on the zipper and everything!

  7. Very cute, great thinking on the matching pressies!

  8. Such a sweet and thoughtful gift that I'm sure your niece will cherish forever!