Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion

Sarah from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion.  It uses the pattern originally from my Dresden Plate Quilt.  I love this cushion so much that I’ve created a downloadable pattern just in case you fancy a super speedy Christmas sewing project.  Sarah absolutely loves Christmas and her Christmas decorating starts on the 1st Dec.  She picked out some lovely Christmas Liberty fabrics and has created this beautiful festive cushion.

Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion

This cushion has been made using the lovely slow process of English Paper Piecing (EPP).   The Dresden plate petals are sewn together in a circle using the EPP technique and then the plate is hand appliquéd onto a background fabric.

Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion

Sarah has used the lovely Mitsi Valeria to surround the cushion which finishes it off beautifully.

Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion

I asked Sarah about the project: “Having made a Christmas cushion at our sewing group, I felt inspired to make a second festive cushion which would coordinate.  I saw Alice’s design of the Dresden Plate quilt and I thought this could be easily translated into making a lovely cushion cover.”

The pattern:

The Dresden Plate Cushion pattern can be bought for download here.

You will also need papers to make the Dresden Plate cushion which can be bought here.

The fabrics:

Sarah chose Mortimer (this could be easily replaced with Willow Wood A) , Glenjade Q, Capel F and Mitsi Valeria D.

Sarah said “I’m very pleased with the cushion.  I particularly love the snowflake backing.  The Tana Lawn complements beautifully with the Frosty Silver X quilting cotton fabric.

I’ve really enjoyed the English Paper Piecing process.  I’ve done some before and found that its a lovely way to sit and sew in front of a roaring fire with a hot chocolate.  I’ve got my eye on making the Jewel Palace Quilt next which looks beautiful and intricate yet still follows the simple EPP method.”

This is the last project in my 12 days of Christmas.  I hope that you have felt inspired by some of these projects. I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and festive New Year.

Happy sewing.