A Serendipity Batik Pillow

Aug 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Bea Lee

Hi, it's Bea again from Beaquilter, and I'm back to show another fun little project using the GO! Qube Serendipity by Edyta Sitar.

I used scraps of batik fabrics from Island Batik, the petals for the flower is a purple print, then the center and bursts are a tan and the background is beige.

First I cut out 12 petals in the purple and 12 of the tan triangles.

 

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The petals are first sewn at the top by folding it in half like you'd do with Dresden Plate pieces.

 

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Then the 12 bursts have the tips ironed down 1/4" and then folded and sewn in between two petals.

 

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These look like little butterflies. :)

 

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Then sew these together with more bursts in between.

 

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Once the flower was all sewn together I cut out 2 tan circles (3 1/2") which is also a die with the set!

Then I sewed 1/4" around the two circles- right sides together.

 

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I trimmed down to 1/8" or so

 

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Then I sort of pulled the pieces a part a bit and carefully cut a X on just ONE fabric.

 

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Then I turned it right side out and used a skewer to get all the edges smooth.

 

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Then I centered the flower onto an 11" background, a tip was to fold the background in half and iron a crease, I just did a little bit near the edges on both sides and the opposite sides, too.

 

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I also added the circle and then button hole stitched around all the petals and the circle.

 

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I then sewed this onto another 11" background piece, right sides together, leaving about a 5" opening at one end, reversing at both the beginning and the end.

I trimmed the corners and turned inside out and ironed flat and also folded in the seam allowance on the opening and ironed that flat to make it easier to stuff!

 

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I stuffed it with fiberfill and whipped stitched the opening closed.

 

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Here's the pillow together with the small 5" Ohio Star pincushion I recently blogged about :)

 

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Some fun dies in this set for sure and there's MORE!!

Hope you get to try this set, it's a lot of fun!

 

Topics: GO! Project Tutorials

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