Hi everyone, my name is Connie Kresin Campbell, from the blog Freemotion by the River and I am back again as a guest blogger on the AccuQuilt blog. I have this cute little pillow to share with you.
• Cream for the center blocks
• Assorted colorful scraps
• 2/3 yard of green batik for the border and backing
• small amount of fusible for the appliqué
• 17 inch square of muslin
• 16 inch square pillow form
I used my GO! BIG Electric Fabric cutter.
Cut 4 - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares using the 4 1/2" square that is part of the GO! Ohio Star 12" Finished die.
I have a habit of marking my dies with the amount of fabric I want to cut for each section on the die.
Sew all seams with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Sew the 4 squares together.
Island Batik had sent me a sampling of batiks that I thought would look neat in a pillow.
I used my GO! Strip Cutter 2 1/2" die to trim the pieces to 2 1/2 inch strips.
Next I rotated the strips lining them up with the 90 degree mark and cut them into 2 1/2" squares.
The cream center blocks measure 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".
Sew 4 of the 2 1/2" squares together for each side and 6 together for the top and bottom.
Sew the sections to the center blocks.
Last month when we were on vacation I picked up the cute little Go! Owl die in Minnesota and this is the first time I have had a chance to use it.
Here is my owl ready for applique. I used Heat & Bond Lite for my fusible and did my applique with a free-motion stitch. The piece measures 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".
I decided to add a border so I used the strip cutter die again.
You will use: 2 - 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips and 2 - 2 1/2" x 16 1/2" strips for the border.
Layer your pillow top, batting and a piece of muslin.
Quilt as desired.
When I make a pillow my hope is that it will be used and used and washed over and over. I always add muslin so the batting is enclosed on the inside of the pillow.
•Make the envelope back of the pillow. Measure two pieces of the green batik 17" x 12".
• Fold 1/4" down on the 17" side, then fold another 1" and top-stitch for a finished seam.
• Do this once on both pieces.
• Overlap the finished seam pieces and place right side together with the front pillow piece.
• with a 1/4" seam allowance all around the pillow.
• Turn the pillow right side out and press.
• Top-stitch around the edge of the pillow if desired.
I have a feeling I'll be making another pillow just like this but in a different color as I have two granddaughters who think owls are the cutest.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I really enjoy using the AccuQuilt dies and cutters. Stop by my blog to see more AccuQuilt projects and other quilting tutorials.