Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Retro / Vintage, Cute
Cotton fabric, black shirt, cushion filler
What was your inspiration?
I want a new black leather suite for my family room... so I thought if I made some cushions for it, then my husband would surely take the hint!!!
I saw a tutorial by Janet Wicknell, About.com Guide on Attic Qindows Quilt Blocks and just had to try it out.
What are you most proud of?
How my little 'attic windows' turned out :)
That I was able to work out the size of the blocks to make it smaller for a cushion and learn how to do mitered seams.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take your time choosing fabrics for this block, it is a good way to learn about tone on tone prints and co-ordinating colour.
I used a black shirt of my husbands, which he had never worn (actually not even out of the wrapper), for the back of the cushion... saves having to make buttonholes and sew buttons on :)
I think this block pattern is more suited to a quilt than a cushion, as it looses some of the pattern when filled with the cushion filler or maybe just make a larger cushion, mine was 16.5".