The last few weeks I have been working on several cushion cover projects. Something small for between larger projects. This time I would like to show you some pretty pink cushion covers made with broken dishes blocks. I got the pink half square triangles out of my stash scrap box.
Somehow I prefer the broken dishes block to the windmill block. I know that there are many more possibilities to do with half square triangles.
Since we have had quite a lot of rain through the winter and until now, the garden is this year is really nice. I try to take the photos for the blog with all these flowering plants. In another month we will have the heat and the garden will go to the “summer sleep”.
I have quilted both cushion covers with the walking foot in straight lines on the diagonal. I need more practice with the stitch in the ditch quilting.
For the backing, I have selected a fabric with a polka dot pattern in light and dark pink. I have finished the cushion covers with an envelope closure and double fabric. Dotty pattern fabric on the exterior and calico from IKEA on the interior.
Following images of each cushion cover on its own.
You can see some aloe vera with flowers in the background, also lavender and rosemary bushes.
And this time a shot of the two cushion covers with some sage bushes in full flower, always a favourite of the bees.
Broken dishes cushion covers in pink : 18″ x 18″
Wadding : Natur Bamboo Blend by Rosello – 50/50 bamboo cotton blend
Quilting thread : Mettler Quilting Cotton 40 – color natural