Time to savor spring and all the beauty that is blooming! One of my favorite places to enjoy watching and listening to nature come alive again is on my front porch drinking coffee. Since it’s still a little too chilly to do that comfortably where I live, I thought creating a new quilted cushion cover to use indoors would help put me in a fresh state of mind to get ready for outside living.
The beautiful Banyan Batik iKat Sketch line also arrives in local quilt shops this Spring! The fabrics are a breath of fresh air; prints and patterns and colors that bring a fresh outlook on life. The quilted cushion cover will fit a 20″ cushion. I chose batiks that blend together for a relaxed, boho inspired look. The design would work well with more contrast too.
5 fat quarters for cushion front:
from the iKat Sketch line
from the Shibori line
from the Ketan line
- 81000-371 Sunset Ray
1 fat quarter for back top panel:
- 80081-38 from the iKat Sketch line
Note: The back bottom panel will be made from leftover fat quarters used on front – see cutting instructions.
22″ square of batting
22″ square of material for quilted cushion front backing
thread that contrasts with front fat quarter fabrics
Fabric A (iKat Sketch 80084-28)
5 – 4½” squares
1 – 7½”x 20½” for back cushion panel
Fabric B (iKat Sketch 80084-64)
2 – 5¼” squares
4 – 2⅞” squares
8 – 2½” squares
Fabric C (Sunset Ray 371)
2 – 5″ squares
8 – 2⅞” squares
4 – 2½” squares
Fabric D (Shibori 81100-44)
2 – 5″ squares
4 – 2½” x 4½” rectangles
4 – 2½” squares
Fabric E (iKat Sketch 80084-22)
1 – 5¼” square
8 – 2½” x 6½” rectangles
16 – 2½” squares
Draw a diagonal line on the back of all 2½” and 2⅞” squares EXCEPT the Fabric E squares.
Collect your fabrics and cut them to size. The Banyan Batiks will start to get pieced back together in the next post.
This is part 1 of 5 in this series.
Go to part 2: 3 quilt blocks that highlight Banyan Batik prints
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Lovely! I have just discovered your blog and I am really enjoying it!
Thanks June! So glad you found the blog – lots of tutorials, sewing machine reviews and giveaways to be found here too. Welcome 🙂
Beautiful fabrics and pattern for the pillow!
Thanks Brenda! The Ikat Sketch prints are very inspiring.
I have to try this 🙂
Awesome Jessica! Enjoy! Hope you have some batiks to use 🙂 Share over on instagram @quiltsocial too!
This looks like a good first project
Thank you for the kind compliment! Enjoy creating and feel free to share on instagram @quiltsocial .
This is gorgeous!
Thanks Anita! I hope you’ll join me and make one this week too 😉
Such a lovely pillow! The colors are beautiful!
Thanks Allison! It’s easy to create something pretty with these batiks 🙂
I love batiks
That’s good news, April! Lots of lovely Banyan batiks here at QUILTsocial.com lately:) Be sure to check out the fabric giveaway post!
Your fabrics are gorgeous. Batiks are my favorite go to fabrics for my quilts. Keep them coming!!
Thanks Christie! The Banyan Batiks are gorgeous. Make sure you comment on the batik fabric giveaway post too 😉