weekend in orange shades – more cushion covers

The Horizon top is ready to quilt, but instead of starting working on a large throw, I decided to make a set of 4 cushion covers for my Mum’s neighbor Eliska.

cushion covers in orange 1 - skalabara

Eliska was a big help for my Mum when she broke her arm and could not cook. Eliska made for her all warm meals over a period of 6 weeks. These cushion covers are for the sofa in her kitchen where all cupboards are in orange. I made my “classical” set of cushion covers using half-square triangles. But my favorite stays the hourglass block. I selected a strong orange quilting thread from Mettler. First I had out an off-white quilting thread but the orange is more visible.

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cushion covers in orange 7 - skalabara

On the above collage you can already see the backing fabric. I have sewn 4 backs with a zipper closure. I use this tutorial from Riley Blake.

cushion covers in orange 2 - skalabara

All photos have a bit different colors. We had very variable weather over the weekend, starting with blue skies and sun, getting cloudy and today we have strong winds and some rain. All photos were taken this time inside, outside the cushion covers would fly away.

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The cushion covers on the working table in my sewing room.

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Set of 4 Cushion Covers

cushion size : 16″ x 16″ and unit size 4″ x 4″ (both finished)

thread : Mettler Quilting color 594 – strong orange

quilting : straight line with walking foot


And this can happen when you sew over pins, so be very careful :

sewing over pins - skalabara

And as last a photo is of a very happy cat – Mikesch enjoying a nap on the sofa.

mikesch the happy cat - skalabara


I’ll be linking this week with Lets Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation.


Have wonderful week and happy quilting!


16 comments on “weekend in orange shades – more cushion covers

  1. Catherine says:

    What a sweet gift for a wonderful neighbour.


  2. Mary Huey says:

    Lovely cushions! And how fun it would be to have an orange kitchen!!

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  3. I adore the colors in these cushions. Very citrusy and happy.


  4. Your cushion covers are beautiful! Such a great thank you gift!

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  5. Nancy says:

    I always hesitate to sew with orange because it’s such a strong color, but you’ve done a fabulous job with these cushion covers in oranges. Your mom’s neighbor will surely be very excited to receive them!


  6. So beautiful and sunshiny! Love them!

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  7. What bright fun cushions!

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  8. The colors are beautiful. What a bright addition to a home!


  9. katyquilts says:

    Your cushion covers are beautiful! I love the hourglass block too.

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  10. Allison says:

    It’s fun to see how versitile a HST block can be… really fun cushion covers! Love the vibrant pink and orange fabrics! I have a tendency to work on little in between before I start my big projects… it keeps things interesting.


    • skalabara says:

      Thanks, you are so right about working on smaller projects before starting a big job. The quilting is still on hold – at least till the weekend!


  11. These are wonderful- so colorful and lively. A wonderful gift.


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