I had never made patchwork cushions before so I am always glad to try new things and realise I am not limited to quilts. These were especially satisfying to make because they were so quickly put together and from scraps, at that. I really love how the white makes these fabrics look greater than they are. As fat quarters I am not keen on these fabrics; they are not something I would choose but the white somehow makes me love them, which is a revelation.
Many of the projects I pin on pinterest have large amounts of white fabric, which makes me wonder whether I would like some of these projects without this component. Perhaps some of my dubious fabric purchases would be put to good use next to white. It's something I will have to try. I think that using white could be a really good way of stretching out favourite fabrics which I can no longer get hold of. If I have limited amounts of a beloved fabric using white would enable me to stretch the fabric out to make a quilt. I quilted the cushions simply with tramlines and used YLI Machine Quilting thread in "sea mist". The variegated thread works well both against the coloured fabrics and the white.