I decided to make this cushion cover using the Liberty shell fabric from theire V and A range and I teamed it up with a sea fabric for the background. The pattern is called flyfoot and can of course be used as a quilt block.
Making the flyfoot quilt block
To make an 18″ cushion cover you will need eight 4.7/8″ squares each of two different fabrics cut along the diagonal to make triangles. You will also need 70″ of 1.1/2″ strip for the border as well as wadding and backing for the cushion front and two panels 18.1/2″ by 14″ for the cushion back.
With right sides together and using a 1/4″ seam, sew each blue triangle to a brown triangle along the long edge to make a square. Lay the squares out as shown in four rows of four and sew them together in pairs across the rows.
Sew the pairs of squares together across the rows. Row one is shown on the left, row two on the right.
Row three on the left, row four on the right. Sew the rows together to complete the flyfoot quilt block.
Making the cushion cover front
The flyfoot quilt block measures 16.1/2″ square. In order to frame the pattern and to make it into an 18″ cushion cover, sew a 1.1/2″ strip of the brown fabric across the top and bottom (16.1/2″) and then down each side (18.1/2″).
Lay the backing fabric right side down, smooth and lay the wadding top, then the flyfoot quilt block on top of this. I pinned only on the brown fabric and then stipple quilted the the blue to showcase the brown.
Making the cushion cover back
To make the cushion back, fold under and sew a small hem on one of the long edges of both pieces of the cushion backing. Lay the first rectangle on the front of the stipple quilted cushion front with right sides together and the bottom edges matched. This will leave about 4″ of the cushion front not covered.
Lay the other rectangle of cushion backing on top with right side down and the top edges matched. This will give you about 5″ overlap which will make the envelope opening to put the cushion pad in when you are finished.
Finishing the cushion cover
Sew all round the outside of the square, checking that you are catching all the layers of fabric in the stitching. Clip the corners and zigzag round the raw edges to prevent fraying. Turn the cushion cover right side out through the envelope opening at the back and insert a cushion pad. That completes the stipple quilted cushion cover.