This cushion cover design reminds me of a bird’s eye view of a city in peak hour. So that’s why I called it ‘Impasse’, because no one is going anywhere!
It’s a simple pattern, designed to use up some of your beloved scraps. My cushion cover is made up of low-volume ‘Paperie’ and Sevenberry scraps, combined with a mixture of blues from various Tilda collections(oh, and the chambray blue ruffles off a ‘cold-shoulder’ dress which I didn’t like, so I cut them off!). I keep all my Tilda scraps separate because all the collections go so well together and one day I plan on making a scrappy Tilda quilt.
This cushion cover is a quick and easy sew – perfect for someone relatively new to piecing and quilting, and also for the advanced quilter who wants a fast project to make between other big projects. And it makes a great last minute gift – all done in an afternoon! (And if that doesn’t tell you something about me, nothing will!).
Sometimes simple is best, if you ask me. Sometimes simple says all there is to say. In quilting it lets the fabrics and the quilting speak for themselves. And then sometimes simple needs to take a hike! I love both simple and complex. They both have their place.
Because the piecing was very straightforward I chose to do something a bit different with the quilting. I used a plaid pattern which I think worked out beautifully. It’s fits in really well with the understated blue and off-white colour palette, and the change of direction creates a little bit of interest without being overwhelming.
If you’d like to make this cushion cover, you can download the free pattern below! Send me an email if you have any questions.