Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Regatta Cushion – a finish (with faux binding)!

It’s taken me a ridiculously long while, but I have finally finished my Regatta Quilt Along project – this cushion.

I wrote about it when I finished the top back in early February. The QAL is being held by Roseanne over at Home Sewn By Us. This is a Quilt Along with a start date but no set finish, so you can pick it up whenever you like throughout the year. I decided on a seaside inspired cushion, so I downsized the pattern by making the strips only 1 inch wide finished and reducing the number. I love the stripe variation this pattern gives. The free pattern is by Block M Quilts and is available here. You can see a number of different versions on Instagram here (you don’t need to sign up to see them).

I took these photos on a bit of a dull day (finally some much needed rain) so I wasn’t sure if the lighting was going to be okay in them. As it turned out they were all fine so now I have a lot of photos of a cushion in various spots around my house, that probably definitely look extremely similar.

Except this one. I made an envelope backing (my favourite method) and used a faux binding. In this shot you can see the seam where the front and back meet.

And you can see in the others that I added a border around the central block after quilting and before trimming (yes, there is batting in there and you could definitely quilt it if you wanted to). I made the border size wider than I would ordinarily end up with if I was binding it, from memory I think it is ½ inch finished. The backing is sewn right sides together to the front section and then turned right sides out before stitching in the ditch.

Finished size is to fit a 16-inch square insert.

Happy sewing

I think this qualifies for UFO busting with Tish


  1. Congratulations on the finish! The colors look light and happy and like the pillow will be a happy addition even on a rainy day. :)

  2. Sue I love this as a pillow. Thanks for sharing and giving me another idea of something to make using leftover strips.

  3. I really love the colors in this, Sue! Beautiful cushion!

  4. What a great idea to make a matching pillow for your quilt. Love the Regatta pattern. Thanks for sharing this on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  5. What a beauty! Love the faux binding too! Your colors are spot on!

  6. Hi Sue! This pillow turned out SO great. I love the fabrics, the colors are perfect and it looks fabulous with the other pillows and furniture. Really, really nice. I'll include it in the final update, okay?!
    Happy Sunday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Congrats on your finish, Sue! I love that you made a pillow to go with your quilt. The fabrics are so pretty!

  8. That's really cute! (And the photos are great.)