SewCalGal has A Handmade Christmas Challenge going on for the whole year. Each month when you make a gift and blog about it you can add a link to her Challenge. There is also a very EASY pledge that she would like you to take. I think all of us enjoy making gifts, of course sometimes I have a hard time waiting until Christmas to give them to someone. I’m not sure who will get this pillow and for right now I decided to call it the Daisy May Sunflower pillow as it is so bright and summery looking.
I bought a new accuquilt die at Christmas time and this is the first thing I cut with it. There wasn’t as much contrast between the petals as I wanted so I had to add some more stitching to it.
Here is the flower with the center pebbled and some lines on the petals. I really like pieced backgrounds.
I decided this will be a pillow, it is about 13 inches square so I used a piece of a old sheet on the back and did some quilting on the large petals with a little darker color. I really wanted to use the color I had done the outlining with but then my stem lines would disappear. Once this was done it really didn’t darken the petals much. I then did some echoing around the flower.
Here you can see the stitching up close.
Finished size of the pillow ended up being about 12 inches square so I used an old sheet to make a pillow casing and stuffed it. I bought a couple pillows from Ikea that were way too plump so I’m using the stuffing which is really nice. I’m strange…..I like flat bed pillows.
Pillows are always so much fun to make.
I used my Accuquilt Go and dies for these projects. Last week I showed you the flower I made and turned into a table topper.
I was asked which die I used and it is Flower Power #55309.
I am linking this up with Bea’s Accuquilt Go Challenge 2014. If you have made something using your Go in 2013 or in January be sure and link up to this and also check out Bea’s neat projects!