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.)

  9. Interesting idea, this pillow is very cute and can be very comfortable to use.