Autumn Love : A Quilted Cushion



My Autumn Love Cushion is finished and I must say that I just love, love, love the quilty texture of it. 

Over the past couple of days, I've enjoyed spending time sewing big stitches within the machine quilted spiral of my Autumn Love cushion. I used DMC Perle 8 in a cream colour. I have a lot of balls of Perle 8 cotton in a rainbow of colours, but my go-to always seems to be the cream.

To finish this cushion, I added a zipper with one of those cool cover flaps to hide it. I hate sewing zips, so I tend to go with the envelope style back. For some reason, I felt brave this morning so after watching a few tutorials on YouTube I tackled the backing. It turned out so much better than I'd expected and I'll certainly consider this style of cushion backing in future.


This cushion began it's life as my leader & ender project. You can read more about that here.

This cushion finishes at 20" square and will live on my couch. I'm sure I'll spend the next little while trying to keep my family from sitting on it or squishing it out of shape.


27 comments

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

beautiful and wonderful quilting

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous cushion & i love the quilting. Hugs, xx

Fiona said...

I love everything about it...
Hugz

Kay said...

This is fabulous, the colours and textures from the hand quilting really move it up a level. i always do envelope backs even though it uses more fabric, anything to avoid zips!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful - perfect all around!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great colors, design, and the quilting makes it- as quilting should- otherwise it is just a collage.

The Cozy Quilter said...

The hand quilting adds that extra wow to your lovely pillow!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

So very pretty! I am with you - that texture looks amazing!

kiwikid said...

Beautiful.

Janice said...

It looks so comfy. Nice and cheerful for the couch on these bleak winter days.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

this cushion is amazing Anorina. I admire your massive creative skills!!

O'Quilts said...

Great job on your pillow. I love everything about it. xo

Odie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your cute project. I love all your projects. You are so creative. Your step by step instructions and all of the pictures make it easy to follow, especially for a beginner like me. I am so anxious to start this now that I am on vacation.
Love from Texas,
Odie

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Kay. I usually go with envelope style backs too, but they don't seem to hold up to the family usage. They seem to squish out of shape which was why I tried this zipper style. Keep it all in place (hopefully).

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks very much Linda :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you! I'm a sucker for that hand quilted feel when I run my hand over it.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Janice. These winter days have been quite cold & gloomy which is okay as we're in our 4th week of lockdown here.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks very much Rosemary xx

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Happy sewing and enjoy our vacation!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Fiona :)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thanks Jeanette xx

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you Karen :)

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

So very pretty! That hidden zipper is special! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Christine M said...

Your cushion is gorgeous Anorina.