Today I have a recipe up at Moda Bake Shop. It's my second one, and I am so excited!
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I would so appreciate it.
I enjoyed this project so very much. And once the quilt was finished up, it needed an accessory.
So I made this cute pillow from the scraps!
Read on for directions......
Draw a basic butterfly shape, approximately the size of your desired pillow size.
Piece together enough scraps to cover your shape. Then cut your shape out of Heat N Bond and affix to your pieced fabric.
Cut it out and
Iron onto your pillow front. Mine measured 16" x 16".
Satin stitch around the edge of the butterfly.
Layer up your pillow front, then two layers of batting, then backing.
The backing will not show, so it's a good way to use up scraps.
I used two layers of batting so that the quilting would really show up well.
Quilt as desired. This was a lot of fun for me because my 4-year old daughter helped me with it!
She put her hands on top of mine and we traced the echo around the butterfly together.
After I washed the front, the butterfly was a bit saggy. So I cut into the backing and stuffed the butterfly part with fiberfill so that it's puffy. The proper name for this is trapunto, I have since learned.
I used an envelope closure on the back of the pillow and some leftover binding from my quilt to finish it up.