North West QAYG Cushion {Scrap Project 32}

I was pinning the other day and came across a tutorial for a QAYG block called North West by Cori who blogs at Let’s Eat Grandpa. It was one of those moments where I just had to sit down and get to work on creating this project – IMMEDIATELY!

Rather than the usual log cabin style QAYG blocks, Cori teaches us how to create the North West block, with what almost looks like flying geese. It look complex, but it’s remarkably easy to sew together. 

I used my own measurements in making this cushion as it worked better with the scraps I had available. I used 3” pieces for the black triangle shapes and 2” wide strips.

North West QAYG Cushion

This method of QAYG is very thread intensive.  I used Aurifil 2024 (50 wt) which just glided through my machine. It’s sews beautifully and the results speak for themselves.

Scrappy QAYG Cushion - Quilting

And me, being me, I couldn’t just make a block and leave it at that. I turned my block into a cushion… of course.

As I used smaller widths of fabric, my block finished up at 16”. I created a back with a couple of F8’s leftover from another project and included a zipper. After being fearful for so long, I’ve jumped on the zipper bandwagon.

Scrappy QAYG Cushion - Back Zip

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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 Cushion {Project 31}
Scrappy QAYG Cushion


  1. Gorgeous. You are so clever and creative.

  2. Yay! This turned out so great. It's one of the first times I've actually seen someone use my tutorial (it gets pinned a ton!). I love the colors you used and your quilting is gorgeous! :)

    1. Thanks Cori. It's a wonderful tutorial and hopefully more people take the time to make it (as well as pin it).

  3. I can see why you wanted to make a block straight away - I just had a look at the tutorial and it's fabulous! I love your fabric choices for your cushion - makes me want to make one too!

    1. Thank you. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and am already contemplating another one :)
      Happy Stitching!

  4. This is a very sweet cushion. I love the fabrics you chose! And the quilting is perfect! Congrats on the use of the zipper. Looks fabulous!

  5. That's really pretty. So often, I see something I must make now, and then I see something else and something else. Once in a while, I must really stop looking and make the thing I want to make now.


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