This beginner friendly quilting block is fun to make and looks great made into cushions to decorating your living space. It may look complicated, but this technique is much simpler than it may seem! This cushion has an envelope back making it easy to take on and off.
Use ¼” seam allowance unless otherwise stated otherwise
Finished size: 45 x 45cm
45cm cushion pad
112 x 75cm Christmas fabric
25 x 25cm white fabric
Rotary cutter and cutting mat (if possible)
Fabric featured: Driving Home For Christmas from Dunelm
1. Cut two squares of fabric, one white and one Christmas, each measuring 25 x 25cm.
2. Sew right sides together all the way round the edges.
3. Cut from corner to corner to create four triangles.
4. Open out the triangles and press with the seam towards the Christmas fabric. Arrange in a pinwheel shape.
5. Sew the four pieces together matching points in the centre.
6. Measure 6.5cm from the vertical centre seam and cut along each side.
7. Measure 6.5cm from the horizontal centre seam and again cut.
8. Take the four central rectangular sections and rotate them 180 degrees.
9. Sew the blocks together one row at a time, press the first seams away from each other, the second towards each other and the third away from each other. This will help to nest the seams when you sew the strips together. Sew all three rows together matching seams.
10. For the backing, cut two pieces of Christmas fabric each measuring 36cm x 37cm. Fold over the top of one piece and the bottom of the other by 6mm and sew.
11. Place the two pieces, overlapping, right sides together with raw edges matching to the cushion front. Trim to the same size if necessary. Sew all around the edge with a 1cm seam allowance. Snip across the corners.
12. Turn the right side out and press. Insert your cushion pad.
Fabric commissioned for this project