I’ve been quite focused on using scraps and making pillows the past few months (just look at how many of my blog posts have been about pillows!). I thought I’d share how I made the most recent pillows, which fit 18” pillow forms.
- 45- 2.5” squares (rainbow, monochromatic, whatever you like!)
- 4- 6.5” square solid squares (I used Kona silver)
- 1 piece of muslin bigger than 18.5” square
- 1 piece of batting bigger than 18.5” square
- 2 backing panels measuring 12.5” x 18.5” if you want to do an envelope closure backing
- 18” pillow form
Decide what kind of color scheme you want to use, then lay out five 3 x 3 grids of 2.5” squares for each of the sections of the cross.
Sew the squares together in rows. You can nest your seams (alternate the direction you press them for each row) or press open.
Sew the rows together. Press to one side or open.
Now lay out your pillow top. Sew the sections together the same way.
Here are my two pillow tops waiting to be quilted.
That’s all there is to making the pillow top! Quilt as desired.
Flowers and teardrops for the rainbow pillow.
Ripple stipple for the purple pillow.
Create an envelope back for the pillow with the two 12.5” x 18.5” backing panels or use an alternate method for making the back.
Bind or serge to finish.
I think this block would be awesome for a bee! I might even have to make my own rainbow quilt.
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