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I think I am going to have to christen 2014 as the year of the pillow!
I’ve been stitching along in the Pillow Pop group over at Threadbias and enjoying it immensely. I’ve also decided that a pillow is the exact perfect thing to use up scraps (of which I have more than enough, thank you very much).
I am also in a bee group where members take turns being the Queen Bee and the other members sew them a block of their choosing. In June, my sister (Paula) was Queen and she chose a terrific flying goose block (I’ve posted a tutorial on how to make the block here). Well, that block generates some good size scraps and I could not resist making Paula a coordinating pillow to go with her future quilt.
This pillow uses fabrics from the 2wenty thr3e Collection by Eric and Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket for Moda, along with some coordinating fabrics from my stash and some low volume grays.
I pieced the back and put in a hidden zipper.
This was a super fun and easy pillow to make simply using some half square triangle blocks. The pillow measures 18″ X 18″ square.
One of the July pillows for the Pillow Pop group is called Union Jack. This pillow utilizes very, very small pieces to create miniature Union Jack flags. There are 15 pieces in each 3″ X 5″ union jack block!
The nice thing about this pillow is it uses very tiny scraps of fabric to make the flag blocks so you do not have to go out and buy a bunch of fabric. I chose some minty greens, yellows and pinks, along with some low volume grays to give this pillow a more subtle style.
Again, I chose to piece the back and put in a hidden zipper. This pillow measures 20″ X 20″ square.
Making pillows is definitely addicting! Have you tried one yet?