String Block Scatter Cushions

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I am very happy with how they turned out and how quickly I got them done. I would like to put a covered button in the centre of the X cushion but decided against it as little Lily-Kate could decide it looks good to eat!!! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try doing the Quilt as you go... it is so easy and quick. Like the disappearing 9patch, the string block has so many variations and it was fun trying to mix and match the fabrics. However, I found that it was quite difficult to be point perfect with these blocks as I was working with the three layers. Some of my points are a bit off but I am still happy with my little cushions:)

What you will need

  • Cotton fabrics from my stash

Q&A with desna

KB17 asked:
They are beautiful --- geat idea!
desna answered:
Thank you:)
Nana JoAnn asked:
What a fun project!!
desna answered:
I know I am having a LOT of fun making lots of cushions for my daughter and myself... now my mum wants me to make her some for her green sofa!
ThursdayJune asked:
Beautiful! The string block was my favorite from the 2012 BOM!
desna answered:
Thank you June, I have enjoyed making it also. I have just checked your projects and you have some gorgeous examples of string block cushions:)
Pam NZ asked:
More cushions? LOVE them, well done altho I can't help wondering if you're avoiding finishing your 2012 BOM quilt LOL???
desna answered:
Haha I actually think I am. I have got out the fabrics and even looked at the class and then something else happens. Then I think yes Sue really wants these made and they are so quick and fun to do, I admit I give into the temptation;)
patz in suffolk asked:
You've done it again, Cushion Queen! I really do like these - so bright and sunny! They'll cheer up even the dullest day!
desna answered:
Haha I know more cushions!!!! Even PamNZ is scolding me that I am slacking with the BOM 2012:) they are so easy and fun to do I think I am getting a little bit obsessed! My mum wants me to make her some too!

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