Sue's reqs for New York Beauties Cushion

Learn to piece the New York Beauty rays using a very quick foundation pieced method, I have some new strategies to complete the curved piecing, and in no time you will have the blocks to make this cushion. The finishing touch is to add some hand embroidery and simple quilting. The skills you learn in this workshop could be used to make a larger quilt.


For a 14” cushion

Based on the colours in the sample above, to make the cushion top

Blue main fabric – fat quarter

Red fabric – one 2 ½” strip across the width of fabric, or one 5” strip cut from a fat quarter

Cream fabric – one 2 ½” strip across WOF or one 5” strip cut from a fat quarter

Wadding – 15” by 15”

Envelope back – two of 14 ½” by 11”

Toning embroidery threads, sewing thread to match main fabric,

10” square of freezer paper, general sewing kit, sewing machine with ¼” foot and zipper foot, fat quarter of Light iron on Vilene. Paper glue, card and fabric glue.