Amanda @ What the Bobbin has been hosting a swap of 4.5" paper pieced squares with fussy cut centres. Round 3 is Christmas themed so I made some squares using Joy by Kate Spain, Santa's Little Helpers by Riley Blake and some Nancy Halvorsen charms from Nancy's Favourites Holiday Collection.
I received 12 from Amanda for Round 1 which was not themed and open to anything we liked. I made 4 more to go with the 12 and yesterday evening pieced them into a cushion top. Aren't they gorgeous? I just love them!
I hope to do the same with the 12 Christmas themed ones from this swap. 4 x 4 gives 16.5" so I think they will make fantastic cushions. I think they would be really cool with a 4.5" square in between as well and double your mileage!
My 12 are winging their way across the Atlantic. If you want to try them Amanda has the paper piecing pattern on her blog here. It's really not hard to do and they are quite addictive!