I’m so excited that I can finally share what I’ve been working on over the past weeks! Caroline of Nightingale Quilts has just released a new quilt pattern, called Cushion Cut, and I was lucky enough to get to pattern test it. Here’s my version, in all its glory/craziness!
The pattern plays with tone/value to create a fun 3D effect of a cushion cut gem. I decided to try to achieve this using only black and white. I’ve also been dying to have a go at fussy cutting stripes and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I almost drove myself mad (not to mention blind) trying to plan this out, but it was worth it. I am completely smitten with how it turned out. It almost doesn’t look real!
The quilt top came together fairly quickly. I think I spent more time planning and cutting than actually sewing! I chain-pieced a majority of it, which is always a great time saver. I had every intention of having a finished quilt for the pattern release, but work/life derailed me. What can I say? Best laid plans… That just means I get to share more with you lovelies again soon ;)
I love it so much, I can’t wait to finish!
The Cushion Cut quilt pattern has all the information needed to make the quilt in 4 different sizes, from cot to king. (I made the throw size– 60”x84”). Caroline has written a fun pattern that everyone will enjoy, from confident beginners to seasoned pros. It is equally suited for solids or prints, fussy or carefree cutting. This pattern really is perfect for putting your own spin on. The possibilities are endless!
A number of talented quilters participated in pattern testing, you can see their fantastic versions of the quilt at the following links:
Quilting it Out | Daydreams of Quilts | Skyberries Handmade | SkinnyMalinkyQuilts | Jolly and Delilah | Modern Cozy | Sunflower Quilting | Frankie’s Fabrics | Stitches by Laura
Excited to give the Cushion Cut quilt pattern a try for yourself? Caroline has generously given me the opportunity to give away a PDF copy of the pattern to one lucky winner!
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To enter the giveaway:
Leave a comment letting me know what you would make with the pattern if you win. (A gift? Something for you? Would you use solids or pull out a coveted print from your stash?… You get the idea). Earn a second entry by following me on instagram (I’m @muchoxoxo). Just leave a separate comment that you follow (include your IG name). *The giveaway is open to everyone. Only two entries per person please. *The giveaway will remain open until Sunday, August 30th at Midnight PST. One winner will be chosen at random and announced here, as well as being notified via email, by Monday, August 31st.
Congratulations to SHAYNA for being the lucky winner!!! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have been! Have fun, and happy sewing!
PS- the first name randomly drawn was my good friend who, thanks to me, definitely knows more about quilting than he ever wanted to (he’s also holding the quilt in the pic because he’s tall and helpful like that). He doesn’t sew but got a big kick out of winning. He’s very happy that the pattern is going to a good home :)
The Cushion Cut quilt pattern is available now in Nightingale Quilts’ Craftsy shop. She also has a bunch of other great patterns, check them out!
A very big thank you to Caroline, and congratulations on the fantastic new pattern! I suspect we’ll be seeing many more of these soon. And if you make one, be sure to share it on Instagram and tag it #CushionCutQuilt.
Have a fantastic weekend! And good luck!
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I’m make a mini for a swap I’ve got coming up. I think I could tackle some crazy fussy cutting like you but only on a small scale!
Oh I love the idea of a mini!
Holy goddess that’s amazing. I honestly thought the first picture WAS the pdf. Your poor eyes!
What would I make if I won? Well, something a whole lot easier than what you just did, psycho. I wonder how it would look with plaid flannels? Or something heathered. I’m feeling like I want to play against type with the graphic pattern. You might get something interestingly contradictory there. Or a complete mess, who knows!
And yes I follow you on IG (kaelaangelica)
Your version would kill me, but it looks so incredible!!! Like an Escher drawing, so graphic and brilliant. I think I need to try this Quilt in my favorite saturated gemstone Colours, tourmaline, topaz, amethyst peridot etc. Thank-you for sharing with us :)
I most certainly do follow you on Instagram. .. @hillscass ;)
I would totally make a quilt for me! I would use some pretty prints that I want to showcase.
I follow you on instagram as @honey81619. Thanks for the chance!
I’d make it in solids as a gift to a little girl!
Absolutely incredible, as always :) Your precision amazes me! And fussy cutting?!! That looks more like “make me totally insane” cutting. Beautiful!
Your Cushion Cut is insanely Awesome! I remember you made the awesome black and white High Tea quilt. I tested for that as well and made the batik one. If I was to make a Cushion Cut, I would seriously consider a batk one or one in solids. I look forward to seeing how you quilt this. Thanks for the chance to win.
Your quilt is amazing! I’d love to do something like this in mono chromatic colors for my bedroom.
I want this like, framed in my house. I would love it up on a wall, it looks unreal!! Amazing!!
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A big thank you to all who stopped by and entered. I’ll be randomly selecting a winner soon, so stay tuned!
Wow!! Just Wow!! Wow wow!!
I adore a good optical illusion and your fussy cuts just kick this into the stratosphere!!
WOW! Your graphic Cushion Cut quilt is awesome! Kind of reminds me of Escher…
Congratulations on a stunning work!