by Kate on February 16, 2010

I love making cushion covers.

Not only are they quick to make but they also allow me to experiment with different fabric combinations that I may not typically use in a quilt.

The black and white strip is a Japanese print from Sevenberry.
I’m not sure of the multi-colour spot maker but have been informed that it is barkcloth.
The green print is from ‘old new fabric collection’.
My favourite grey honeycomb Kei.
The above prints were purchased from Patchwork on Central Park.

…and the lovely pink check was given to me by Amy after one of her trips to Japan.

This cushion is for the ‘Pillow Talk‘ swap, my partner does not have a blog but described her taste in fabric as ‘eclectic’, ‘modern’ and to ‘have fun’.

These are pretty wide parameters to work with so fingers crossed she likes what I have created!

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1 Bianca Jae Makes Stuff February 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Kate I'm sure she will love it! Fabulous job xox


2 RED PEPPER QUILTS February 16, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Great cushion, Kate! Love that barkcloth. Lucky swap recipient, I am sure she will love it.



3 Mel February 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Well you can tick all those boxes Kate – eclectic, modern and fun all rolled into a fabbo cushion I'd say! Love it (and so wish I'd seen the next round of pillow talk – d'oh!)

Hey I bought some lovely linen on the weekend and just clicked on to grab your scarf tutorial. WIll show the finished product … at some point ;)


4 Andi February 16, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Looks so very beautiful!!


5 m.e (Cathie) February 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm

wow!! Kate, you are a quilting, cushion making, clothes creating genius!!!
I have a gorgeous thea & sami teatowel that is begging to become a cushion cover!! hint, hint


6 karlyn Jackson February 16, 2010 at 2:42 pm

oh Kate, that's fab, she is going to love it for sure. You have a great knack for putting fabrics together.


7 Leslie February 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm

this looks so pretty! i love the fabrics you chose.


8 Tania February 16, 2010 at 3:25 pm

You can do no wrong! I would never in a million years have dreamt up that fabric combo – but it works a veritable treat.


9 Heather February 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm

f a n t a s t i c Kate!!! You're such a gift to our little swap!


XO, Heather


10 Christina February 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Super Cute! I am sure she will love it. :)


11 Anna February 16, 2010 at 4:37 pm

super cute! I love sevenberry fabrics. One of my local quilt shops carries it and I just stocked up — unfortunately they're going out of business, :(


12 Christy February 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm



13 Rachel February 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I love it. That barkcloth is so pretty.


14 Kate February 16, 2010 at 8:06 pm

That is one gorgeous cushion! I love how all the patterns and colours lead your eye all around it.


15 Nikki February 16, 2010 at 8:20 pm

It's beautiful Kate.


16 Polka Dot Daze February 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Very nice – I particularly love that multi-colour spot maker fabric – it's very cool.


17 Blueberry Park February 17, 2010 at 3:14 am

I'm sure she'll love it, Kate. I'm also enjoying cushion making at the mo…super quick sewing gratification ;-)


18 pippapatchwork February 17, 2010 at 6:30 am

Love your fabric selections!


19 Mary on Lake Pulaski February 17, 2010 at 9:05 am

Awesome pillow!


20 Posie Patchwork February 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I've had a cushion kind of week too. Nice work, love Posie


21 CitricSugar February 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Beautiful!! Love the fabrics – especially the aqua houndstooth.


22 Quilts on Bastings February 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Fantastic cushion Kate – great fabrics.


23 beth February 18, 2010 at 1:32 am

you have some lovely fabrics there!


24 Kate February 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

Excellent cushion!


25 Cindy February 20, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Beautiful colour combos – off to POC on Tues, could be dangerous!


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