From the moment I saw the thumbnail images of Amy Friend’s incredible pillow project, I knew we were in for a real treat! I am always so amazed by fabric projects and this one is no exception. Here’s how Amy pulled it off:
Amy: Hi everyone! Today I am here with another fun sewing project using the Aspen Frost collection. I am sharing a brief “how-to” for this single ornament, 18″ pillow cover that coordinates with an upcoming quilt pattern I designed for BasicGrey called Oh What Fun!
As you can see, the quilt features a top full of ornaments, each unique in their pattern and fabric combinations. The Oh What Fun! quilt pattern will be available in June along with the Aspen Frost collection.
To create this pillow, you will want to create one ornament of your choice following the Twin Size option in the pattern. Once you have done that, you simply add borders of the background fabric to make your block the size of your desired pillow cover. In this case, I made mine measure 18 1/2″ square.
Next, back with batting and muslin and quilt as desired. I quilted with an all over loop design that reminds me of falling snowflakes. Finish up your pillow in your favorite method. I usually prefer an invisible zipper closure but today I decided to use an envelope backing with binding for a touch of color around the outer edge.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial! I look forward to seeing lots of Oh What Fun! quilt tops and pillows pop up on line this summer once the fabric and pattern are available in shops.
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