With all of the back-to-school sewing going on here (Claire wants a messenger bag for school now too), I decided to shelve my original cushion plan that used bunches of quarter square triangles and went the quick route instead. Enter the Echino cheater print:
The construction is super simple. Each pillow consists of an 18" square of the Echino and two 14" x 18" pieces of what has become my favorite fabric (from Jo Ann's of all places!), hemmed and overlapped to make an envelope back, and an 18" pillow form. I sewed them with a 1/4 inch seam allowance and zig zagged the raw edges to prevent fraying. Super easy! It took about 20 minutes per pillow.
Ah, much better. Rob cringed when he saw them (do all men hate pillows on the couch?) but Avery and Claire snuggled up with them right away.
Also, I decided to tweak my blog design this morning without much planning. Please let me know if anything looks weird!