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A Birthday Cushion

A little while ago it was a good friends birthday. I was debating what to get her when, on a visit one day, she ooooohhh and ahhhhed over my Mini Charm Medallion quilt and a mini charm pack of Soho Chic that I had in my stash. Gotta love good friends for their enthusiasm!!!!! It all seemed quite serendipitous so I decided to go forth and make a Mini Charm Medallion cushion.

Mini Charm Medallion Cushion by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

I am so very happy with how this has come out and how very different it looks to the original: much less quilting, much brighter colours.

I have to confess I very nearly didn’t hand it over as I rather fell in love with it, but sensibility reigned (along with Mr f&f who is feeling a bit over-run by cushions and blankets apparently!) and my friend is very happy with it, which is the most important bit!

The background colours pretty much all came from my stash. I was lucky enough to be able to find the exact colours that I needed. The hot pink and orange are linen whereas the green is a shot cotton (similar to an Oakshott) and I love that the texture means that the colours aren’t too flat.

Mini Charm Medallion Cushion by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

To quilt, I simply went diagonally from corner to corner and then spaced the lines about 1.5″ apart. I even managed a zip closure on the back with a little flap to hide it!

Mini Charm Medallion Cushion by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence

Such a fun project! Hope you’re having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend,


Today’s sky ● overcast and grey but warm


  1. May 26, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Fab cushion! It's so bright and cheery!

  2. May 27, 2014 / 9:51 am

    Feel very special to be the lucky recipient of the fabulous cushion – thank you so much Sonia!

  3. Joanne
    May 27, 2014 / 10:04 am

    No wonder you wanted to keep it! It's gorgeous!!

  4. May 27, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    wow, it really is very different from your first version! It looks great.

    thanks for pointing me to the SS Stash club, I've been a member of the Village Haberdashery's stash club which has been great, 10 colour themed FQs a month, but I don't know if it's continuing next year, I might switch to solids!

  5. May 28, 2014 / 10:50 pm

    This is great Sonia. Such fun to be making things from your own pattern!!

  6. June 2, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Brilliant work! It's very different to the original, but in a really good, fresh way. Wish I'd signed up to the club this year, last year's solids club made a real difference to my stash 🙂

  7. June 8, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Lucky friend! Sure it must be my birthday soon…!?