Hi there! It's my turn for Christmas in July! I have enjoyed seeing everyone's projects and creativity so far! :) It's probably no surprise that I would do a pillow! I love pillows, and I absolutely adore the new Little Joys line by Elea Lutz!
I figured it had been too long since I made anything with pinwheels, so when designing the pillow, I knew it had to have some tiny little pinwheels! :) Oh, and I added ric-rac! Ric-rac just gives everything an extra cuteness factor!
I decided to quilt the pillow top, to give it some extra dimension. I just did some straight line quilting, and stitched in the ditch:
Alright, what do you say?! Let's make one of these lovelies together!
Background: 1/2 yard (includes pillow backing)
1/4 yard of multi dot (for border)
1/4 yard cuts of various Little Joys prints
2 yards of red ric rac
14" pillow form
8 - 3" squares
From various prints:
8 - 3" squares
8 - 2 7/8"
2 - 3" x 10.5" strips
2 - 3" x 15.5" strips
Step 1: Making the pinwheels:
Take 1- 3" background piece and 1- 3" print and place them right sides together. Sew around the entire perimeter with a 1/4" seam. Then cut in quarters diagonally. Press open. You should have 4 - half square triangles.
Step 2: Sew your half square triangles into the pinwheel block. Pinwheel block should measure about 2 7/8" - you can trim down to 2.5" if you need to. (You will just need to adjust border strip lengths)
Step 3: Alternate solid squares and pinwheel blocks in a 4 x 4 format and sew together.
Step 4: Take your border strips right side up, and sew your ric rac onto the side of each border strip, use a scant 1/4" seam.
Step 6: Now use THIS tutorial to make your top into a pillow!
I hope you enjoy making this pillow as much as I did! I can't wait to display it for Christmas! :)
Talk to you soon,