I had a bunch of yellow and orange prints on my cutting table for another project, and I thought some orange and yellow pinwheels would be a perfect combination for a Fall project!
I had a little bit of this gray gingham just ready to be used -- and so I decided it would compliment those yellows and oranges quite well! When I finished piecing this cute little pillow, it reminded me of candy corns! I decided to quilt my pillow top, to give it an extra dimension -- and I'm glad I did! I really love how it turned out!
To make this pillow you will need:
5 - 5" squares of orange prints
4 - 5" squares of yellow prints
9 - 5" squares of background
1/4 yard of border fabric -
sub-cut into 2 - 2" x 19.25" strips
2 - 2" x 16.25" strips
1 - 18" pillow form
Step 1: Take 1- 5" background piece and 1- 5" 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. Make 4 Yellow Pinwheel blocks and 5 Orange pinwheel blocks. Pinwheel will measure 5 3/4"
Step 5: Add the border. Take your two 16.25" strips and sew them onto the left and right side. Then take your two 19.25" strips and sew them onto the top and bottom.
Step 6: Make into a pillow - use my pillow cover tutorial HERE!
And that's it! :) If you decide to make one - please use the hashtag #sewingwithfwfabricstudio on Instagram! :)
Talk to you soon!