2 quilt blocks that make the batik boho cushion cover sensational by Sarah Vanderburgh April 4, 2018 written by Sarah Vanderburgh April 4, 2018 685 Waiting for the first signs of spring is always an exciting time of year. In yesterday’s post we cut up and put together again Banyan batik fabrics to make units for the batik quilted cushion cover. It’s fun to watch the fabrics change and bloom into something new with each seam! Today we’ll create the blocks that start to reveal the final cushion front. Assemble the corner blocks To start, lay out the units required as seen in the photo below. The Banyan Batiks really start to show their personalities as they are placed beside each other in this block. You can layer 4 of each unit as we’ll be making four identical corner blocks. Layout for corner block assembly 1. Sew the long geese edge of a Fabrics BC flying geese unit to the Fabric C long edge – see photo for orientation. Press the seam to the Fabrics CDC square unit. Step 1 for corner block assembly 2. Sew one Fabric D 2½” square to the left side of one Fabrics BC flying geese unit; press the seam to the Fabric D square. 3. Sew the bottom edge of the Fabric D square and BC flying geese unit to the top edge of the geese/HST unit; press the seam to the Fabric D square/BC flying geese unit. Step 3 for corner block assembly. 4. Sew one long edge of Fabric E 2½” x 6½” rectangle to the left side of new unit with Fabric D square at top – see photo for orientation. Press the seam to the Fabric E strip. Step 4 for corner block assembly. 5. Sew one Fabric B 2½” square to one short end of one Fabric E 2½” x 6½” rectangle; press the seam to the Fabric E strip. 6. Sew the Fabric B square/Fabric E strip unit to the top edge of the unit assembled in step 4; press the seam to the Fabric B/Fabric E strip. The block corner unit should measure 8½” square. 7. Repeat steps 1-6 three more times to make 4 identical block corner units. Take a moment to really enjoy the visual contrast and texture of the Shibori print with the iKat Sketch fabrics. I find the Ketan batik reminds me of cinnamon! Step 5 unit ready to add to corner block Make the middle blocks 1. Sew the Fabric E edge of the EB flying geese units to the remaining long side of the Fabric D strip/square in a square unit; press the seam to the flying geese unit. 2. Repeat with remaining EB flying geese units to make a total of 4 identical middle blocks. See photo. Middle block If you put everything together properly, you should still have one square in a square unit left. Yay you! This will be the center of the cushion when we put the rows together tomorrow. I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the Banyan Batiks start to bloom into the boho inspired cushion cover. This is part 3 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 2: 3 quilt blocks that highlight Banyan Batik prints Go to part 4: Piecing and quilting the batik boho inspired quilted cushion cover [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs201Banyan Batikscushion coversfabricsflying geese blockfree patternshalf square triangle blockiKat SketchKetanquilt blocksShiborisquare in a square block FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Sarah Vanderburgh I love to play with color and *quilts* are my playground! A self-taught quilter, I've been designing quilts for almost 20 years. I'm inspired by happy fabrics, selvages, traditional blocks and nature. I'm also a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher, and enjoy drinking coffee on my front porch in northern Ontario. previous post 3 quilt blocks that highlight Banyan Batik prints next post Piecing and quilting the batik boho inspired quilted cushion cover YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 1 comment Monique Atkinson April 4, 2018 - 9:26 am Thank you for the chance to win those beautiful Banyan Batiks. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.