Floral on the floor! Who says tables and counters get to have all the fun when it comes to gorgeous bouquets of blooms. We used nine floral prints (originally from Amy Butler's？Violette collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics) to create a beautiful patchwork floor cushion for your seat or feet， giving new meaning to "tiptoe through the tulips!" We offer pattern downloads for all the patchwork pieces so you don't have to blow a gasket trying to turn squares and rectangles into a perfect circle； we did all the math for you.？toddler pillow cases
The Violette collection is no longer readily available at retail， but we selected a few new collections that have the similar saturated colors and layered designs. Amy Butler's current Natural Beauty？(left swatch set below) is a lovely choice. It's Amy's "farewell collection" as she leaves the world of fabric design， and is sure to be an instant classic. Pinkerville (right swatch set below) by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit is also a beautiful choice. Click on a swatch set below for more options.
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Although the top， bottom and sides are all traditionally piecedaccent pillow case baby decorative， we did not use a traditional ？" quilting seam allowance. Because a floor cushion is likely to get rougher treatment in its role as extra seating or a foot rest， we felt a full ？" allowance offered better seam strength throughout.
We suggest medium density 5" upholstery foam for this project， and recommend you get the circle professionally cut. This insures a true circle and "sitting-quality" foam. You can cut a circle from a block of foam， but don't try to do it freehand； use the assembled top or bottom of the cushion to cut a paper pattern. The nice man who cut our foam said a bread knife with tight serrations is the best tool to use at home， although an electric carving knife also works well.？
Our patchwork design features nine print selections come from within on collection.？To create your own unique patchwork，？check out our helpful article：？Top 10 Designer Tips for Blending Colors and Prints.
Our floor cushion finishes at approximately 24" in diameter x 5" deep， excluding the piping.
The finished look of our pretty cushion is thanks to our unique "spring bouquet" combination of nine fabrics from Amy Butler's Violette collection - as shown above. We evaluated a number of options to create a cohesive color palette of complementary colors with a pleasing mix of motif scale that helps to define the patchwork pattern. We will refer to these fabrics throughout the instructions below so you can keep track of what goes where. However， we realize you'll be selecting you own nine beauties to create your cushion. If you're brand new to this much "mixing and matching，" check out our helpful article： Top 10 Designer Tips for Blending Colors and Prints.
NOTE： In order to create two perfect circles without stress， we've provided patterns for all the top/bottom pieces. Pieces 1-4， 6， and 9 are each made up of two parts. Pieces 5 and 7 are each a single pattern. And， Piece 8 is two individual patterns (8a and 8b) that， when the final two half circles are sewn together， form what looks like one continuous horizontal rectangle.？
NOTE： Remember， all seam allowances at figured at ？"， not the traditional ？" quilting seam allowance.？
Project Design： Alicia Thommas Sample Creation and Instructional Outline： Debbie Guild？
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