This is a pillow that I made using the Light & Bright Batik Stack that I had bought last month. I wanted to get an idea of how I wanted to use the colors when my Fat Quarter Sampler came. A stack is 10 inch squares of 24 different batiks.
This is the group of fabrics that I made my quilt out of that I showed yesterday and I have a giveaway going on here for 3 fat quarter samplers if you missed it.
I can never decide if I like batiks better with black or with white!
I was able to make all the blocks out of the stack and then added a black print for the sashing and a border of a batik I already had.
Depending on how you turn the pillow….you get a different look!
I’m just going to put a quick tutorial up for now on the way I made it with the fabrics on hand.
Choose 6 different colors and 3 shades of each (I used 18 – 10 inch squares)
- Cut as follows for each color group:
- 1.5 x 2.5 of the lightest batik – 3 each
- 2 x 2.5 of the medium batik – 3 each
- 2.5 x 2.5 of the darkest batik – 3 each
- 1 inch strip by WOF of the black (3)
- 2 inch strip by WOF of the green batik (2)
After you sew the groups together add a 1 x 2.5 inch strip of black stashing between the blocks.
Here is a diagram that I made in EQ7 after I had made the pillow so you can see how I arrange the blocks.
This is a 18 x 18 inch pillow and for the back I just used the black print and did a lapped opening.
Our weather was a little cooler today so I finally went outside and started weeding my flower beds…..sure was nice for a little while then it got hot again.