Aquatic Life Pillow

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I made this pillow as part of the Pillow Pop Sew Along (why not join us?). This is a super easy pillow to make and I love the colors of aqua and orange together. It finishes at 18″ X 18″.

I used only scraps to piece the front (with the exception of the border) and had a lot of fun choosing value to help move your eye around the design. And I just could not resist that little gnome as a surprise.


I used orange thread to quilt narrow straight lines across the plus sign and carrying the design into the borders.

I should mention that the borders are a wonderful (relatively new) solid by by Alissa Haight Carlton called Modern Solids (the color I chose is Metal) which actually has a bit of a blue sheen to it.


For the back I cut into some silky organic fabric by Cloud 9 Fabrics (Across the Pond). I used a small piece of orange fabric to give it a little pop on the back. Because of feeling a little stretched for time, I decided to forgo the hidden zipper back that I usually do and instead did an envelope back.

This fun little pillow has found a great spot on my bed so I can enjoy it every day!

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