Linked Pillow-Along: Construction

This post is part of the Linked Pillow-Along.  If you are just joining, you can see the first post here, the supply list here and the cutting instructions here.  Today we are making our pillow front.  Tuesday next week (Aug 28) we’ll be quilting and Friday (Aug 31) we’ll be putting a zipper in the back and doing the binding.

Today we come to my favorite part of quilt making – the sewing!  A couple of notes – always use a 1/4″ seam allowance and always press AWAY from the white if you’re pressing to the side.  I used white thread for constructing the pillow top.

     Sew one white strip between two green
    strips.  Cut the remaining green
    strip in half and sew a white strip between the two halves.  Crosscut 17 2 1/2″ sections.    (Note:  You may not need the second piece if your fabric is wide enough).

    Sew a 3 1/2″ white
    section on two opposite sides of a blue square.  
    Sew a 4 1/2″ white section onto the
    two remaining sides of the blue square. 
    Make 15.
    Sew a 2″ white
    section on the short sides of the 3 1/2″ x 2″ pieces.  Sew a 4 1/2″ white section onto one
    long side of the blue piece.
     Starting with a full blue
    square on the top left corner, lay out the pillow as shown.
     Sew the pieces together into
    columns and the columns into the pillow top.

    Have fun!  Please add some pictures to the Flickr group so we can share our progress!
    (PS – Sorry about the arrangement of pictures.  Blogger usually cooperates when I have one or two pictures, but as soon as I add more, it gets a mind of its own!)
    • kaholly
      Posted at 21:30h, 02 January Reply

      This is a great pillow! Thanks for the tutorial! I have my materials list ready for my next shopping trip. Happy New Year!

    • Marg
      Posted at 05:45h, 25 August Reply

      Thank you so much for doing this tutorial. I will be bookmarking these posts for the future when I have time to make this fabulous design.

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