Why we’re hooked on floral prints & pentagons

patchwork pentagon cushions

When Lou Orth created our quick and cheery Flower Shop cushions for issue 64, we fell in love at first sight. We take a look at the fabrics that make this project sing…

Sponsored postIs there anything more summery than a spot of English Paper Piecing with botanical prints in sunny shades? Lou’s cheery EPP cushions are the perfect excuse to do just this. Plus, as they’re not full quilts we get that lovely satisfaction of seeing them come together before our eyes in just a few stitching sessions.

Lou has used Patty Sloniger’s Flower Shop collection from Riley Blake Designs (available from EQS) for these designs. It’s topping our summer fabric lust list with its combination of leafy prints, geo blenders and rich tones.

The succulents designs alone are worth a mini fabric spree – just think of the fussy cutting potential. And don’t even get us started on the coordinating punchy petals, with bursts of hot pink, and hexie blenders. Which is your favourite?

EQS Flower Shop fabaric swatches

Flower Shop by Riley Blake Designs. From left to right: Top row: Pretty Plants Sprout, It Can Be Arranged Periwinkle,  Bloomin’ Times Periwinkle. Middle row: Botanika Periwinkle, Hexy Bloom Moss, Pretty Pants Blossom. Bottom row: Hexy Bloom Raspberry, Bouquet Making Navy, It Can Be Arranged Lawn

Our friends over at EQS have sponsored the project and provided us with these lovely fabrics. They distribute all kinds of quilty supplies across the UK that we just couldn’t be without! To find out more, visit www.eqsuk.com.

Pentagon cushions closeup