Attic Windows Quilt Cushion

Project Description

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".

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • black shirt
  • cushion filler

Q&A with desna

Dyyan asked:
Love the colors.
desna answered:
Thank you :)
patz in suffolk asked:
I love attic windows - and the lovely bright colours you've used. What an excellent idea, to use a shirt! I think my husband may lock his shirt cupboard door now! Thanks!
desna answered:
Thanks Pat, I had only just come upon attic windows and simply had to try them. Haha my husband had never even got the shirt out of the wrapper as he didnt like it, so it was good to get some use out of it.
Pamillia asked:
Very nice job & great idea for the back. Congrats on the mitered corners. Thank you for sharing.
desna answered:
Thanks Pam, I just didn't want to have to make button holes and sew on buttons so the shirt was very handy. I am so pleased with the mitered corners and how it turned out.
Emafish asked:
Ingenious idea for the back!
desna answered:
I kink of took a lazy fit and the shirt was an easy and quick solution:)
Tanya W. asked:
Cool 3D effect!
desna answered:
Thanks Tanya, I love the 3D effect of the windows, it's going to look so good on my new black suite, well hopefully, when I get it;)