I have a TON to catch-up on but first I have a giveaway and a pillow tutorial!
This line is just as beautiful!
I decided to make a pillow to showcase all the different prints and did a take on a chevron/zig zag.
9 FQs of Rock and Romance (you aren't going to use the whole fat quarter)
piece of batting approx. 16" x 22"
Sort your fabrics into light and dark piles. I used 4 different dark prints and 5 different light prints (you can use more light prints to make it even scrappier).
From each of the 4 dark prints, cut five 3.5" x 5.5" rectangles.
From each of the 5 light prints, cut eight 4" x 6" rectangles.
Take one of your light rectangles and place it on top of your dark rectangle, right side down. You are going to be covering one corner of the block. You don't need to have precise corners as that's one of the benefits of this block - it's supposed to be imperfect!
Sew across edge of light rectangle using a 1/4" seam. Press seam to one side.
Repeat on opposite corner of the dark rectangle using a different light fabric.
Press seams and trim rectangle back down to 3.5" x 5.5" - trim excess dark fabric under corners as well.
Repeat with remaining 4 rectangles of the same dark print, alternating light prints as you desire.
HOWEVER - when you start the next block, you will need to sew the light fabric in the opposite corners of the block you just finished. It helps to line it up on a design board or cutting mat so that you make sure you are sewing the light fabrics to the right edge.
(see photo below - it helps explain this)
Take remaining sets of dark prints and repeat above instructions.
When you are finished with all 4 rows, sew blocks of the same print together vertically, then sew rows together.
Press finished top and place on top of batting piece.
Quilt according to your preference.
I did stitch in the ditch along both sides of each zig zag and then down the center of each zig zag as well.
Trim pillow top and finish using backing/closure of your choice - I made an envelope closure for my pillow.
And now you have a finished wonky zig zag pillow!
Now - who wants to win some fabric?!
And you have 2 chances to enter.
1) Leave a comment letting me know what you are currently working on - it doesn't have to be sewing...gardening, knitting, laundry, you name it.
OK giveaway is open until Sunday, October 21st! Good luck!
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