I know most of the stores have their fall and even Christmas decorations out on the shelves, but we still have one more week of summer vacation left and I am embracing every minute of it! Summer is my favorite! I love being with my children all day and just being FREE!!!!! I had to get in one more summer sewing project. I decorated my family room with a few nautical pops here and there and my couch was begging for some nautical pillows! These sew up in a snap!
Sea Critters Pillow (20″):
Don’t you just love this fabric from Dear Stella? We love sea critters at our house!
Cut the sea critters fabric 13.5″ x 20″
Seersucker Twist Red from Blend fabric 7″ x 20″
cotton batting 21″ or larger
20″ navy blue lace trim
2 yards navy fringe trim
20″ square Denim for the back
20″ or longer Zipper
accent fabric 4.5″ x 20″
20″ pillow form
Prepare the back of the pillow. I have found this is the fastest way to finish a pillow. For the tutorial on how to do this, click HERE. I cut the back 20″ and then cut 3″ from the top for the zipper placement. The chevron piece is cut 4.5″ and then folded in half.
I Heart Whales Pillow (20″)
This is very similar to my pink I Heart Whales pillow found HERE. Follow those directions for the Heat n Bond Applique.
Cut the solid white 10.5″ x 20″
Cut (2) Seersucker Twist Blue from Blend fabric 5.25″ x 20″
“I Heart” pattern click HERE
Whales from Blend’s True Blue fabric line
Prepare the appliqué pieces (directions HERE). Iron the pieces to the solid white fabric. Sew the blue fabrics to the white fabric using 1/4″ seams.
Using Spray n Bond, baste the pillow top to the cotton batting and quilt. Instead of appliquéing the images on before quilting, I sewed around each image in navy thread during the quilting process to give the pieces a little pop.
I finished this pillow the same way as the Sea Critters pillow with the same navy trim.