Inspired by Kevin : Quilted Cushion {Scrap Project 31}

Following on from my review of The Quilters Applique Workshop by Kevin Kosbab, I’m sharing my latest finish… and why yes, it’s another cushion. How did you guess?

With the wet dreary weather outside, capturing a good photo is proving to be a little difficult today.
I received the book to review a little while ago and when I saw Kevin’s Counter Balance quilt, I was instantly inspired to use his design principal – just in a smaller scale.

I had just finished a quilt which was made completely with solids. These fabric scraps were still on my cutting table, so I just took my rotary cutter and cut these shapes free-hand. Free-hand cutting can be a little daunting, but I was going with the flow and I think the shapes turned out just fine.

A few little dots of appliqué glue kept the shapes in place. I then needle-turn appliquéd the shapes to the background lime green fabric with matching cotton thread. I have gone a little bit crazy lately in buying Aurifil threads, so I had all of these colours available to play with.

Inspired by Kevin Cushion - Quilting Close Up

Once the needle turn applique was complete, I put it aside for a few weeks as I had a number of other projects due for submission. I cleared my sewing table yesterday, and rediscovered this appliqued piece. With a rainy afternoon and the kids happy entertaining themselves, I put my new Bernina 710 through her paces. She is such a lovely machine and her stitches are just perfectly perfect.

Inspired by Kevin Cushion Quilting

Last night, I was feeling confident with myself and even decided to attach a zip to the back of this cushion. I think it turned out quite nicely… even if the colour is quite ugly and it doesn’t match the front at all.

Inspired by Kevin Cushion - Zipper

Why not grab your rotary cutter and cut into some scraps freehand to re-create this cushion. If you do make an ‘Inspired by Kevin Cushion’, please share your pictures in the Scrap Challenge Facebook Page. We’d all love to see your work.

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Previous Scrap Challenge Projects:
Scrappy Heart Pincushion {Week 1/52}  -  Flutter By Needle Case {Week 2/52}  -  Fabric Covered Jars {Week 3/52}  -Stitch a Dresden Pillow {Week 4/52}  -  Plastic Bag Dispenser {Week 5/52}  -  Life is Better With Friends : Mini Quilt {Week 6/52}  -  Electrical Cord Wrap {Week 7/52}  -  Sunny Mug Rug {Week 8/52}  -  Scrappy Quilted Trivet {Week 9/52}  -  Quilted Fabric Box {Week 10/52}  -  Bloom : Wall Hanging {Week 11/52}  -  Double Tulip Pincushion {Week 12/52}  -My Funny Valentine {Week 13/52}  -  Scrappy Needle Book {Week 14/52}  -  Rice Therapy Eye Pillow {Week 15/52}  -Jolly Table Mat {Week 16/52}  -  Super Scrappy Strip Cushion {Week 17/52}  -  Turnstile Table Topper {Week 18/52}  -  I Heart You : Coaster {Week 19/52}  -  I {Heart} Reading : Bookmark {Week 20/52}  -  Pot Holder Pocket {Week 21/52}  -Flower Garden Cushion {Week 22/52}  -  Scrappy Bunny Mini Quilt {Week 23/52}  -  Best Friend Cushion {Week 24/52}  -Pot Lid Holders {Week 25/52}  -  Scrappy QAYG Quilt {Week 26/52}  -  Another Day, Another Cushion {Week 27/52}Scrappy QAYG Quilt Part 2 {Project 28}Odd Sock Bag {Project 29}Scrappy Star Block {Project 30}
Inspired by Kevin


  1. I love everything about this cushion Anorina. The quilt that inspired you was one that caught my eye as I read your blog post reviewing the book it came from. I really like the colours you chose!


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