Never too early to get started on those Christmas projects. If it’s for gift giving or decorating your home, July is always a great time to get those projects going. I hope you have been looking at the other Island Batik Ambassador’s pages to see what they have done. There are some awesome projects!
I decided to make pillows for my project. I was inspired by “Candy Dish” a pattern by little Jaybird Quilts. My first pillow I made in traditional colors, using reds and greens from my stash builder rolls, and combined them with my white, solid Island Batik fabric.
I started by cutting 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles using Studio 180 Design’s Tucker Trimmer I. I folded my rectangles in half and then used the Star 60 tool to cut the hexagon shape. It was easy to cut two or three at once.
Next I used the Star 60 tool to cut out triangle to sew on the hexagons. This was similar to the quilt I did last June for our free theme.
I didn’t want to cut off my hexagons so I added a row and finished off the rows with half triangles.
Sewing the rows together was easy. I used a stiletto to guide my piecing; I often do this instead of pinning.
I added a row so I didn’t have to randomly chop off the hexagons, but then the pillow wasn’t perfectly square.
Next I quilted the pillow with Aurifil 40/2 variegated thread; it was perfect.
Well, I couldn’t stop there I decided to use my leftover Plum Pudding fabric from my Quilt Modern Blog Hop in May.
Disclosure: Products in this post were generously provided by Island Batik, Schmetz Needles, and Aurifil thread.