I didn't know how to quilt this, or even whether to quilt it given it would be a cushion. I saw another one at a show (not the same pattern) and the maker had used a fancy machine stitch along some of the compass points, so I decided to try that. I think this one looks ok like that, but I'll do the other two differently. I've made three all in different colours, all using fabric from my stash. What a super pattern this Mariner's Delight is! Oh sorry I am English I think I meant to say 'pillow' rather than cushion!!