Issue 8’s Block of the Month: Whip up a sofa full of these fast geese cushions!
Read all instructions carefully before starting.
Finished size: approximately 15×18”
4 7¾” squares saturated print fabric
16 4⅜” squares low-volume print fabric
10×15½” panel low-volume print fabric for backing
12½x15½” panel low-volume print fabric for backing
15½x18½” piece wadding
making the cushion
1 Follow steps 1-11 in Quilt Now issue 8 to create 16 flying geese units (you will have one left over).
2 Play with the layout of your blocks until you are happy with the placement then sew together in rows of five.
3 Press all of the blocks in the same direction (seam away from the point of the geese) so that the rows will nest together when you join them.
4 Join the rows together.
5 Press the row seams open so that the cushion top will lie as flat as possible for quilting.
6 Baste the cushion top to the wadding and then quilt as desired. Our version is straight-line quilted in chevrons each side of the diagonal seams.
7 Hem one long edge of each backing panel by turning under a ¼” towards the wrong side. Press and then turn under again to hide the raw edge.
8 Clip or pin in place, then topstitch close to the edge to secure.
9 Place the cushion top on a flat surface, right side facing up, then place the 12½x15½” backing panel on the left-hand side of the cushion top, right sides together and matching the raw edges. Place the 10×15½” piece on the right-hand side of the cushion top, right sides together and matching the raw edges. Pin in place then sew around all four edges.
10 Clip the corners, then turn the cushion right sides out. Press to finish.