Hi everyone, it's Bea from beaquilter.com. I'm showing you how to make this fun personalized "rustic" cube alphabet floor pillow with the new GO!® Carefree Alphabet Lowercase Set. It is 9" x 9" x 9" finished.
This idea is from the quilted pillow patterns located on AccuQuilt.com.
When I saw the new lowercase alphabet die set, I just knew I had to make something with letters.
Here are the GO! dies I used:
- GO! Qube Mix and Match 12" Block set, dies #1, #5 and #8!
- GO! Carefree Alphabet set
- GO! Carefree Alphabet Lowercase set
- GO! Fall Medley
- GO! Northwoods
- GO! Calico Cat
- GO! Gingham Dog
- GO! Elephants
- GO! Leaping Frog
- 1/4 yard of white, and two different brown fabrics
- Two gray fabrics for the letters
- 1/4 yard or a Fat Quarter (FQ). I used scraps that were big enough.
- Scraps of brown fabric for each of the animals and acorn
- Heat n bond lite.
First, I cut out six of shape #5 and #8 of both brown fabrics.
Then, I cut out six of shape #1 (shown below) in white fabric.
I sewed the HSTs together. Then I sewed together the attic window block.
Next, I sewed the #8 rectangles to these and the center white squares.
I prepped six dark grey scraps with Heat N Bond lite and placed them right side down on the letters A and F of the uppercase alphabet die. After that, I cut the letters A and B.
Then I did the same with a lighter grey. These are right side up on the lowercase alphabet die.
Next, I cut out shapes using the Fall Medley die, Northwoods die, Calico Cat die, Gingham Dog die, Elephants die and the Leaping Frog die.
On each block, I matched the letters with the shape. From there, I removed the papers and ironed them down on the fabric.
I laid each block on top of batting scraps.
Then with dark brown thread, I appliquéd around each letter, item and the attic window using a walking foot.
I also outlined each block and then trimmed the batting away.
Here are all six completed blocks!
If you look at a six-sided game die, opposite sides always add up to 7, so here A has to be opposite of F, B opposite of E, and C opposite of D.
I sewed them together with a walking foot, starting 1/4" from the beginning and ending 1/4" from the end, and reversed at the beginning and end as well.
I chose to turn the blocks, with the opposite letters on top.
Reverse at the beginning and end again to sew the box together. I recommend only doing one side at a time.
At the last seam, leave an opening big enough to put your hand in, about 4" or so. Then, turn it right side out and stuff it with fiberfill, finishing by whip stitching the opening closed.
Now you have a cute pillow to decorate with or give as a gift!